Twice in a handful of days people came up to me at an event and told me that they were grateful for the posts I’d shared about my own experiences with mild clinical depression. I’m sharing these links to those posts, in case you find yourself in that situation, or if you are trying to understand a friend or relative dealing with depression.
I should state a few disclaimers:
- Everyone is different. This is just my experience.
- I’m no expert. Just someone who’s dealt with his own experience.
- My own depression was diagnosed as “mild.” There are many people who have it much worse, though that’s never a really great way to look at it.
- No matter what, know that everyone deals with things their own way and there’s no blueprint for it.
Some Thoughts on Depression
Here’s a post I did called depression is an offline event about the fact that it’s hard to seek help online. Online is great for many things, but using it as a way to “fix” our depression is tricky.
Every Time I Talk About Depression about what I want folks to do with that information when I share it (about me), and also there are even more thoughts on talking about it, if that helps.
Here’s an interview with Amy Clover that I did about depression. (She’s a GREAT resource for this as well).
And finally a post I did called Depression for Entrepreneurs.
Use These to Move Forward
If I have one personal position on depression, it’s that we have to acknowledge it, AND we have to move forward. Yes, I’m working through depression AND I have work to do today. <--- Like that.
By the way, at the time I’m writing this, I haven’t gone through many bouts of depression in a handful of years, so I’m feeling pretty darned good. Not everyone’s so lucky. And I still get the blues sometimes, but that’s not the same. Just know that I see you, that I understand what it’s like from my perspective, and that I hope you find what you need to move forward.