"From 18 to 22 you meet a lot of temporary people."
"But here’s something that many don’t know…especially people who aren’t depressed, who haven’t had a run in with this dire foe.
Sometimes all the talking, the meds, the running and eating well, spending time with loved ones, even time in a psychiatric facility—it isn’t enough.
We sometimes have bouts where nothing works—NOTHING, and it is those times that are the most daunting and haunted for those of us who try to function in a society that sometimes stigmatizes or rejects the searing physical and emotional pain that one feels when in the midst of that crushing remoteness.
When depression pitches a tent, when it decides to stay despite all measures, it is suffocating in its presence."