A Conversation for Depression Survival - a Personal Account

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Otto Fisch ("One, you started coming over. Two, you started sleeping over. Three, you started taking over. Four, you told me it was over.")


I'd just like to say that this is one of the most moving pieces of writing I've read in some time - brave, moving, and honest.

I've been lucky enough never to have suffered from serious depression (only being "down" for a few weeks at a time), but I have friends who have. What I found particularly interesting in this entry is what might be called the "help me / don't help me" paradox of depression.

Like most blokes, I'm happy to listen and help where I can, but I'm less good at being proactive and asking the question rather than changing the subject, if you see what I mean. From what this article says, perhaps people should be less reticent about asking the question through fear of interfering.

Best wishes

Otto


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