Someone you know suffers from Depression. Sometimes it’s the situation. Sometimes it’s the change of season.
The worst is when the darkness descends for no visible reason.
Depression is a flaw in chemistry, not in character.
Take care of yourself.
As I wrote about here, I live with dysthymia and I am also susceptible to major depressive episodes that are triggered by low serotonin levels.
In other words… I can get really, really sad when the days start getting shorter.
In our busy lives, it is all too easy to explain away the change of mood that sometimes accompanies the change of seasons. The carefree days of summer are over, of course I’m no longer feeling so happy… right?
Well, maybe… but unless I remember that I need to get outside and see the sun during the day and that I need to exercise to work up some endorphins, then that “normal” post-summer…
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