Depression is a strange thing, you can be relatively happy, plodding along with life when suddenly something triggers you to spiral back into the black hole you have been so desperately trying to avoid.
I’ve been pretty ok the past few weeks, with just the occasional day of feeling a bit down. Until yesterday when something happened that bought me crashing back down.
Trying to explain to someone who has never had depression exactly how all consuming it can become is very difficult.
Trying to explain to someone why something that really is insignificant in the grand scheme of things upsets you so much that you obsess over it is also very difficult.
Then I heard some very sad news about a fellow blogger and it put everything in perspective.
Why let insignificant things effect me so much when there are so many more important things in life.
Our families, whether they are our actual families or the one we create around ourselves with like minded people.
These are the things that matter.
Stephen Fry wrote the following piece to a fan suffering from depression. It seems quite appropriate today and it does give me hope that things will improve and we all need a little hope sometimes.
You can’t change it by wishing it away.
If it’s dark and rainy it really is dark and rainy and you can’t alter it.
It might be dark for two weeks in a row.
It will be sunny one day.
It isn’t under ones control as to when the sun comes out but come out it will.