I wasn’t sure I was the right candidate to broach the subject of depression. Then I read through the symptoms of depression and realised, although many people may or may not have felt the full scale of depression; there’s a high chance the majority could have experienced a variation or touch of depression. Light or severe, the statistics themselves are enough:
More than 300 million people are now living with depression, an increase of more than 18% between 2005 and 2015 (World Health Organisation statistics 2017)
And actually, my experience with a chronic condition means I, and others like me are prone to depression, because of how debilitating and limiting a severe disease can be.
And boy, do I feel like I’ve been through the wars in the past few weeks. The story I’m about to tell is one that feels like it could be made up and made me laugh and cry at the same time. It made me realise, what I thought was serious already, got even more serious and severe.