Musing: Adventures in Depression from Hyperbole and a Half

depression sucks

Just in case you were wondering.  I feel like people don't really get it.  It's sadness, right?  You can get over it, right?  Eh.  It's more like having all the blood sucked out of your body and being unable to see the slightest ray of good in the world--and feeling guilty, because you shouldn't feel so sad.  You don't deserve to feel this way.  Nothing that bad happened to you.  

Or so your brain tells you.  Over and over.  Which doesn't help make you feel better, by the way.  

But there's a flipside to apathy.  Sometimes, it drags you to hell.  Sometimes, it's just what you need to soar.  

The talented Allie of Hyperbole and a Half has one of the funniest, most poignant descriptions of what depression is really like.  If you want to understand, go check out her post.  

adventures in depression

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  1. I've read Allie's post before, but thanks for sharing it again! My family has a history of depression, and I tend to deal with S.A.D. during the winter months, and I think that's part of the reason why I've fallen into so many books over the years. They let me escape all the crap that's going on in my head!

    Thanks so much for being an advocate for suicide prevention week! It's great to see what things other bloggers are passionate about.

    1. Of course! It's one of my favorites. I agree--books are the best thing to keep the sadness from getting too strong. I'd rather be in someone else's head, sometimes. So yay for books!

      Thanks for stopping by and supporting the cause. (: