"One day my soul screamed... Enough! I was in so much pain. At the age of 37 I hit rock bottom, and my entire world shifted. I found myself in a nightmare, battling depression. It was a long journey to recovery. Too many people think that depression in not a real illness. Too many people think that mental illness can be cured with happy thoughts and visualization. Depression is a real thing. It is devastating, overwhelmingly painful and overpowering. People who suffer from depression need professional help to get through it. There is no shame to ask for support or help. Many of us are afraid to admit to suffering from depression, we feel ashamed. Depression is as real as any disease and should be treated as such. Let's talk!
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My heart goes out to Robin Williams family and people who are affected by mental illness.
- Courageous Butterfly