Depression comes in many forms: postpartum, seasonal, atypical, bipolar, and the list, unfortunately, goes on and on. All the forms have one main thing in common.
The people suffering from depression believe. They believe those lies hook, line, and sinker, no matter how outlandish they may appear to a person looking in on the situation.
I speak from experience.
That is one reason this article brought me to tears. That and the fact that I have a heart and if you can read this without feeling the doom and ache this woman lived with, the fear and anxiety she could not escape from in spite of her advanced degrees and her support system and her obvious love and devotion for her baby,then I just don't know if you have one.
Go and take a few minutes to read this tragic story. Learn from it. See the ways depression can manifest itself and keep an eye on the people you love, particularly if depression runs in your family like it runs in mine.
I had no intention to write this today, but this story is too awful and hits too close to home for me to ignore.
Go hug someone you love.