“When you are depressed, everything can feel like it takes tremendous effort. Little things, like remembering to call someone or making dinner, feel like you are trying to run in deep water. People around you may be telling you things like ‘Cheer up,’ ‘Look on the bright side,’ or ‘You just need to get up and go outside.’ What they don’t understand is you can’t; you just can’t do it. ” – Dr. Heather Wilder, Wilder Therapy and Wellness, Cranston RI
Across the globe, millions of lives have been touched in some way by depression. For those struggling with it and for those who are caring and supporting loved ones with depression, life can feel like trying to run in deep water. All through December, Life in Balance will focus on understanding and surviving depression. Check back all month long for new information and perspectives.