My first guest post on another blog! Bipolarsojourner (a good friend, you will see him commenting on my blog regularly) has allowed me to post on his blog. I talk about the stigma attached to depression and why it means that many of the sufferers are not getting the care and treatment they need. The link is at the bottom of this post, I recommend you check out my post and his blog while you are there.
The first friend I told (except for my really good friend who lives 3000 miles away) could not understand how I had depression. “But you look so happy all the time” was one of the first things they said as we sat on the park bench discussing my mental illness. I just replied with “Yeah, I look happy, but I have depression”.