Firstly, may I congratulate you on your ability to stay relevant up to this day. You never cease to amaze me by this fact.
Secondly, fuck you. You deserve the worst of profanities for speaking out what you believe is the socially acceptable opinion on the matters of clinical depression. Since you aren’t very keen on the responsibility of reading up on some topics you don’t know about before you run your mouth on national television, let me have the honor of schooling you on the subject.
Depression, according to the website of the National Institute of Mental Health in the US, is a common but serious mood disorder. It causes severe symptoms that affect how you feel, think, and handle daily activities, such as sleeping, eating, or working. You might wanna visit that page for more. Just so we’re sure you kind of understand it. Come back when you’re finished.
Done? Great. You probably got the basics down at this point:
1. Depression defined
2. Different kinds of depression
3. Signs that one is depressed
4. Treatments for depression, and that
5. There is an actual institute in the US that specializes in mental health (that more or less says its pretty legit)
What this webpage does not tell you, however, is the real deal. Because unlike the bulging hemorrhoids up your ass, depression has no definitive cause. And one’s depression is almost always different from another’s experience.
What most medical sites don’t tell you is the utter nothingness going on inside you. Yeah, sure, you’re constantly sad and anxious, but those are underlying feelings compared to the overpowering, empty, sinking shroud surrounding you. You don’t even want to fight it — you’re at loss for any light and positivity, you sometimes feel its even your fault! Friends start to disappear and relationships end, because they don’t understand the shit you’re going through and you can’t even explain. This way, you lose every sense of self-worth and you might even end up thinking of killing yourself.
The daily struggles of depression is not something we kid around about, sir. What you need to understand is that psychological illnesses like depression is just as important than physiological problems. Its a crippling disease. Or maybe, you know, gawa-gawa ko lang ‘to at hindi dapat suportahan.
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