David’s Story

David L.

What does depression look like for you?

For me, depression was a blind state of numbness. All of my hopes and happiness disappeared and I wasn’t even aware of what happened to them. My thoughts and actions were robotic and I was easily frustrated with every tiny thing around me. There were times I felt that nothing was worth living for and times where I just thought the extinction of humans would be better for the world. It’s a scary place to be because you aren’t even aware of how much you’ve changed. My depression developed after a series of very unfortunate events and the only reason I was aware of it was due to the concerns of my co-workers, friends and family.

Have you been touched, or do you know someone who has been touched, by depression or other mental disorder?

I was diagnosed with Major Depressive Disorder and I know several others with depression.

Your meaningful message you would say to someone who is currently going through depression or other mental disorder:

Don’t suffer through your depression alone. Educate yourself about depression, seek professional help, and create a support system with your friends and family. After treatment, I was able to regain my emotional state, reconnect with others, and have the motivation to pursue my goals. I appreciated every little thing even more and successfully switched careers to acquire my dream job. I am now the happiest that I have ever been and it’s all thanks for the support of people around me and my will to not give up hope.

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