Depression Is No Laughing Matter

August 15, 2014 4:59 PM

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Depression Is No Laughing Matter

The world is in shock over Robin Williams' death. It's hard to believe he committed suicide. Or, is it? The brilliant actor and comedian candidly discussed dealing with addiction and depression throughout his life. Our society still stigmatizes depression, a mental illness that, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), affects 1 in 10 adults.

I've struggled with situational depression since my life took a turn seven years ago. In a toxic relationship with a man who has narcissistic personality disorder, I desperately needed to get out. Thankfully, with the help of a great therapist, I did. It was one of the hardest things I've ever done....

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