I saw this quote on Facebook on George Takei's page: "One awesome thing about Eeyore is that even though he is basically clinically depressed, he still gets invited to participate in adventures and shenanigans with all of his friends And they never expect him to pretend to feel happy, they just love him anyway, and they never leave him behind or ask him to change."
Love that! For all of those who deal with depression, pass this quote along to YOUR friends! Maybe they will take the hint!
Depression can be hard to cope with, but it isn't who you are and it doesn't have to take over your lives or rob you of friendships and community.