The Wrong Answer ...

When i was 6 or 7, i recall mentioning to my stepfather that i feel 'so depressed'. He smiled at me and said "that cant be, children dont get depressed!". For years after that i remembered that comment and often thought that i was just a bad apple as i was always snappy, intolerant, short tempered with the people i love, lazy, constantly tired - all those nasty things.

I'm 26 now and have just been diagnosed with text-book clinical depression; the real-deal imbalanced brain-chemicals stuff. I could have been diagnosed years ago but refused to believe that i could be depressed; i wasnt abused as a kid, i didnt live through terrible mind bending trauma. I wonder how many adults say something to their kids without thinking it through ...
LeeLee2684 LeeLee2684
26-30, F
Aug 10, 2010