Saturday, November 26, 2016
The Long Dark Road of Depression
Depression is a hard thing. As I look at the facebook feeds and talk to people I love I see the effects of depression and anxiety. I see brave souls just trying to make it through the day. I see one trying so very hard to get off the meds slowly step by step and inch by inch.
It is a mountain sometimes and other times it feels like a dark road with no end.
I am not sure that depression has an end. But there is light and we do not have to be alone on the journey.
Telling the depressed to cheer up is not the answer. You hold them in the darkness until the darkness subsides...then...you keep holding them and do not let them go because it will get dark again.
They are not weak. They are not messed up. They are not failures. They are lovely and the simple act of getting out of bed and facing the road is an act of courage.