I’ve dealt with depression, I’ve had family members deal with severe depression, and I’ve even had a relative kill himself due to depression.
I’m not saying depression “doesn’t exist” or that you should just “be happy.”
Absolutely not. That’s terrible advice.
What I am saying is that the current method of treating depression is fucking terrible. I’m talking mainly about anti-depressants and this “be happy” BS.
The problem with our psychologists and even doctors is that they treat symptoms without addressing the cause. This leads to people masking their problems, while their problems continue to grow.
A couple years later the person shoots up a school, kills themselves, or simply rots away…