Becoming More Awesome: Fighting the Hard Battle of Depression

I’ve been feeling depressed again lately. I am hoping somebody gets something out of this.

Sincerely, Diana

Plato Be Kind Picture

In the past few months, I’ve seen the quote “Be kind for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle” all over the place.  If my Facebook newsfeed is any indication, the majority of my friends and the pages I like feel strongly about this topic. It would be lovely to think that the world suddenly got more empathetic and understanding and was suddenly inspired to live according to these words attributed to Plato, but somehow I doubt that.  It’s just something neat to put on their wall to grab a few likes.

For me, it’s different – because I fight the hard battle known as depression.

It’s difficult to come out and admit that, because of the stigma we associate with any condition that smells mental or emotional in nature.  But when you consider the National Institute of Mental Health reports depression as the leading cause of disability in people between the ages of…

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