Reblogging this as it says so much more about depression than I could despite having worked for 30 years as a mental health nurse before taking early retirement to work as an Aromatherapist.
If you’re reading this, most of you will already know that depression is far more than feeling a bit under the weather, but I wanted to describe what it reallyfeels like. In person. Beneath all of the medical jargon about serotonin. Beneath all of the stigma. I wanted to write about the experiences I have had which shaped my life and personality, and the daily challenges that I face.
I wouldn’t say that I ever feel ‘sad’. That is a very misinterpreted symptom. When people say they’re ‘depressed’ when somethings gone wrong, it’s often used as a dramatic form of being upset. That is not depression. I would describe it as a total emptiness. I am completely numb to the world and people around me. Days can pass and by yet I feel no involvement. It’s hard to explain, but when you’re concentrating so hard on not falling apart…
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