I don't know much about the underlining causes or triggers of depression — the science. I do know how it's effected me, how it's effected friends, and how it's effected recently named and the nameless strangers that face it's challenges daily.
I was preparing an alternative piece for this week. You were going to be reading yet another essay documenting my own progressive journey toward living — better. Last night I began writing about work, financial, and optimal wellness goals for 2018.
The first rule of depression is we don't talk about depression. The second rule of depression is we don't talk about depression. I'm a rule follower. I don't make waves. I internalize my feelings, but only after denying them. I go to my cave. I distract myself. I self judge. I don't ask for help. I didn't talk about depression.
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I believed I was on a quest for happiness. My search was both rigorous and exhaustive. I scaled mountains, explored ocean depths, spilled poetry from my gut, rambled to anyone with the patience to listen, and devoured pages upon pages…
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