Take Depression Out of the Closet

September 19, 2014 6:21 PM

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Take Depression Out of the Closet

Most eras have had illnesses that it was not polite to discuss. For example, back at the turn of the last century, no one had cancer. They refused to talk about it. Now we raise funds to eradicate it. People proudly display pink bumper stickers on their car for breast cancer. He-Man football players come forth to discuss testicular disease. In other words, cancer came out of the closet.

Mental disease, bipolar, depression, mania, crazy, whatever you choose to call it is often relegated to a place where people are afraid to discuss it. Often the person suffering from this disease is looked at not have the moral character to "just get over it" and get on with life. Well as one who su...

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