Yes I have felt that way in the past. I had suffered a double depression for over two years without knowing anything about depression, nor did I have people around me who understood it at that time. But I've learned so much going through it with a greater understanding of myself, the clinical condition, and about others and their own reactions to it.

Clinical Depression is something people have, not who they are. Clinical Depression is not indicative of someone's character, ability, talent, personality etc. That is so important to separate. Sometimes clinical depression is not even indicative of life events or personal circumstances.

8 years later I am doing very well and my life has turned around. I thank God for accepting people in my life and for the medicines available to those who are suffering right now from clinical depression. I have not needed any meds for a long time but if I do, I will not hesitate to use them again.

Last edited by GoodMorningSunshine; 06/27/11 08:01 PM.