Don’t Tell Me To “Cheer Up”!

An old piece from an old friend

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Depression is a bitch. It’s like a horrible cat clawing your back and trying to keep you in bed when you want to do something more interesting with your time. It’s draining feeling that makes you feel upset and tired for possibly no reason.

Major Depressive Disorder is not a twelve week period after losing someone you love; it’s not how you feel after a divorce or a heartbreak. It can be triggered by these things, but it’s not something that goes away.

Depression is an issue where there is a chemical imbalance in the brain, causing you to feel down when there is possibly nothing to feel down about.

My depression started when I was seven-years-old. I was depressed because of events that had happened in my life, but that never stopped for me – even now, I can wake up feeling depressed and moody for no reason. The…

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