Is Depression a 1st world problem?

Is Depression a 1st world problem? June 10, 2012

It took me almost a year to build up the courage to finally share my battle with depression.  For many years I lived in POINTLESS shame about it.  Eventually, it got worse.  I started writing poems about it.  I have been exhausted by it.  I have wondered if it will ever go away.

Last year, I partnered with two organizations: Help for Depression and To Write Love on Her Arms (TWLOHA) to help raise $15,000 for depression awareness.

It has affected me, our marriage and our children deeply.  It’s important to me to do any awareness raising that I can.  Healthline sent me this infographic to share and it was a no-brainer…

Depression statistics infographicI

Depression freaking sucks.  If you have struggled with it or know anyone who has please share this post.  Perhaps there is someone who can find hope in my story.

Depression is treatable  and there IS NO SHAME in battling it all.

How has depression affected your life or those you love?

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  • Anonymous

    I’ve “battled” depression since my teens. Now at 36, the depression has only gotten worse with time.
    My antidepressant dosage is very high. I have everything a person could want, but am always unhappy.
    My life is depression, and I’m in hell.