There is a great deal of judgment tied up in the word – DEPRESSION.
Most suffers are not even willing to speak of their pain, let alone identify themselves as HAVING DEPRESSION.
There seems to be a stigma attached to the word and the condition. As a result many sufferers simply do not identify themselves as having DEPRESSION as the response from others is often steeped in judgment and rejection. Sufferers tend to try to hide or mask their condition, suffering alone.
Should a sufferer try to speak of his or her depression to another who has never known this deep, sad and engulfing condition, the uninformed listener quickly changes the conversation to more comfortable and socially acceptable topics like the weather. Sadly, this apparent ignorance sends a clear message to the sufferer – “I can only accept you if you present yourself as normal”, and the sufferer digs deeper into the isolation of their pain.
The trick is to become INFORMED about how to cope with the very real and challenging symptoms – not just for the sufferer, but also the support people.
If you feel like there is no hope for your depression – hear this.
Hundreds of thousands of people experience this debilitating condition at some point in their life. You are not alone. Many have found answers.
Also I will point you to a resource that has been of enormous value to many thousands of sufferers of DEPRESSION. Your vulnerability to depression need no longer ruin your life.