This picture reminds me that what you see is not always what really IS. I was smiling in this picture and on that day I enjoyed myself, but during that period of my life I was dealing with some ish that had me suffering in silence. Not everyone noticed or knew.
My doctor caught on and suggested I talk to someone. Unfortunately, as good as my insurance was, it wasn't going to cover that too, considering I had just suffered a heart attack and had to go through months of cardiac rehab.
We all have our issues/challenges and some of us have been through much worse and are still dealing with it. Don't always assume that what you see is really what IS. Talk to people, those close and those not so close. Be a REAL friend to your friend. Though I can't say I truly know what depression is, I know that according to my doctor, that's what I was dealing with. I was fortunate to find my way out and though I have brief moments where a wave of sadness might hit, the strength I have gathered has allowed me to break through those waves. Not everyone is that fortunate.
This time of year it's especially important to be there for that friend or friends battling depression, so if you know someone like that don't hesitate to reach out, just do it.
Happy Friday Good People.
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