Depression is a disease.
It is a monster that lies within the depths of our mind and it eats away at our happiness and dreams.
It is the ones that have the nerve to tell us to get over it that will never understand our pain as we sit with our loved ones and still feel empty and alone!
And as we sit alone, we hear the thoughts echo through the dark hallways in our mind that we are not good enough. We are worthless.
Depression is a darkness from which we cannot outrun as it nips at our heels and eventually catches up to us and we are consumed.
It is something only we and the ones who endure it can understand, or even begin to describe. There are days where the darkness is so heavy and painful that we do not have the energy to stand.
We are not weak though, even though that is how many of us feel! To survive each day with this burden on our shoulders makes us stronger than anyone alive!