Drastic I know.
Meds have kicked in, I feel real again.
Do you know what I really struggle with?
I struggle with letting people around me trivialising my depression. I let them say things like "be positive", "pick yourself up", "pull yourself up by your bootstraps", "onwards and upwards" and other stupid shite.
So many people know about depression but so few of you really know what it is.
So, in your words, what is depression? I don't want to run anyone down, I just want to get a feel for what people's perceptions of my illness are.