Showing posts from May 30, 2013

Caribbean Blues

Depression is a hard thing to talk about, but it is an even harder thing to experience. For as long as I can remember, I've suffered from severe bouts of depression. They probably started with the hormonal turmoil that is adolescence and grew worse through my teen years and young adult-hood, aggravated along the way by, well, LIFE I suppose.

Depression has come and gone in my life so many times that I have come to recognize it when it hits. I know what to do and I know how to handle it, but that knowledge doesn't make it any easier, I still have to sit with myself and wait for the storms to pass.

Most people experience some form of situational depression from time to time, but people who have never suffered the effects of severe, debilitating depression cannot fathom what clinically depressed people go through. In much the same way, I cannot imagine what it must be like to have never felt the hopelessness, fear and intense pain associated with this illness. Before the "I…