hi bryan, depression sucks, been with me all my life. i try to always utilise positives, ie i live with depression, and i manage it. these positive forms of cognition do help over time. depression is a mental illness and a medical condition. alike my diabetes i manage this, as with my depression. we all have good, bad and ugly days, with our depression, with my teeth at the moment!! and with anything else that is going on with our lives. supports are out there, alike GROW, here at the forum, etc. a technique that i use, not for everyone is that when i meet someone new, or am introduced and that a friendship is formimg i always tell people that i have depression. either they are suppoertive, which you can tell with some basic body language techniques, or if they will not be supportive, this is even quicker, the face to me is a book!! and because i am intriqued by the show lie to me. excellent stuff!! thx for posting, keep your chin up, here for you. jamie, male, 37.
YESTERDAY IS A BUTTERLY WITHOUT WINGS. (ME)
DX, MDD, SEVERE BORDERLINE PERSONALITY DISORDER.
REMEMBER TO LOVE YOU. BE YOU AND BE TRUE.