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How to Explain Depression to Someone who Doesn’t Have it

  Why is it so difficult? You’ve taken the most important step. You’ve sat down with someone you trust. Looking them in the eyes, you think carefully about what to say, and…..nothing. Worse, maybe you’ve even mustered some sort of an explanation (though you know it doesn't even come close), and they’ve just looked back at you puzzled. How can you explain this to them?! Depression isn’t even something that makes sense to you. How the hell are you going to make it make sense to someone else? This post ... Read more