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  1. Before I was ever depressed, I thought depression meant feeling sad. Having a blue day. Grief because someone you sort-of knew died suddenly. You can pull yourself together when you’re simply feeling sad. Change your thoughts. Get up, get dressed, go out and DO something. Make a list of your blessings in life and count them. Smile. Just smiling can lift you out of a blue mood that isn’t DEPRESSION.

    But depression — Oh my gosh. How do you pull yourself together if you have fallen off a cliff and every bone in your body is shattered? How do you change your thoughts when your brain is frozen just like a computer when all it can do is display the Blue Screen of Death? How do you get up, get dressed, go out and DO something, when you are pinned beneath an armored tank that has just plowed you into the ground? How do you make a list of your blessings when both hands and all of your fingers are broken so you can’t type or even hold a pencil? And how do you smile when you don’t have any facial muscles to smile with?

    I wouldn’t wish that kind of depression on my worst enemy. On second thought…. no, not even her.

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    • you have described true actual ‘depression’ so well. i especially like the ‘blue screen of death’ analogy. situational or sadness is not the same and people should stop comparing them as if they were.

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      • Thanks. When I saw this graphic, these words just came pouring out of me, I kind of amazed myself with this one. As you can see, I’ve been there. So sorry that you have been there, too.

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