I don’t know how long you’ve been depressed. I’ve had depression since I was in high school. Sometimes it’s been worse, sometimes it’s been nearly unbearable, sometimes it’s been just a light dull gray, and sometimes it’s been in remission. But it’s been 27 or 28 years now. And at the end of every year I wonder how many more years I’m going to close out knowing I’ll still be depressed in the new year.
I just want you to know that if you’re like me and the end of the year reminds you that depression is always with you, that’s ok. You’re good, exactly the way you are. You have depression, but there isn’t anything wrong with you. And this isn’t everything that you are.