“Depression is being colorblind and constantly told how colorful the world is.”
Although I’ve talked about depression and other mental health conditions before, this post has a slightly different agenda.
I urge anyone dealing with mental health issues to spread awareness of what your issues are and how specifically they become roadblocks during various endeavors.
Having been diagnosed with clinical depression a few years ago, I remember how difficult it was initially for my family to even know what’s actually going on in my head.
They merely thought, if you’re sad, watch a sitcom or listen to upbeat music. Think happy thoughts and you’ll be fine.
The didn’t understand that mental health has chemical correlations inside our brains.
In the last few years, the #IDONTMIND movement has urged mental health patients to open up and I applaud that.
With that, however, it’s also a good idea, especially for doctors, to spread more awareness on what having mental health issues means from a medical perspective.