About twenty-four hours ago, the Internet blew up with the news of actor and comedian Robin Williams’s death from an apparent suicide. Twenty-three hours and forty-five minutes ago, the shaming sta…
Read this. Fucking read it ESPECIALLY if you’ve never had depression. Money quote:
"Severe chronic depression of the sort that leads one to consider removing oneself from life is a battle that never ends against a foe that has no mercy. I am angry at that foe. I think, “Oh fuck. Another one of us didn’t make it.”"
A battle that never ends against a foe that has no mercy. If ever I had to try to sum up the experience that is capital-D Depression, that’s as close as I’ve ever found to it.
When I’m alone is when I realize that I want to be around people.
When I’m around people I realize that I much rather be alone.