“Stigma around mental illness hasn’t gone away. People still believe that mental illness isn’t an illness, that it’s the sufferer to blame for feeling that way because how can your mind control the way you feel, it’s surely the person who controls it? Wrong.
I suffer from SAD. I have suffered for years and have only recently been diagnosed. I find it especially hard during Christmas, which I am working on, however some people truly believe those that suffer could deal with it better, because who doesn’t love Christmas? It’s just one day right?
People who have never suffered don’t understand how powerful depression can shadow and control your life until you’ve mentally been there. They just believe it’s all in your head.”