Newspaper article Fraser Coast Chronicle (Hervey Bay, Australia)

Depression about Everything and Nothing All at Once

Newspaper article Fraser Coast Chronicle (Hervey Bay, Australia)

Depression about Everything and Nothing All at Once

Article excerpt

Depression strikes down many people.

For some it means a lifetime of taking medication to control a chemical imbalance in the brain.

A reader spoke candidly to the Chronicle about her battle with depression and learning to live with the illness.

"If you haven't suffered from depression it's impossible to know how it feels.

For me it got to the point that when I fell asleep at night I prayed I wouldn't wake up. Life was too painful.

The biggest misconception people have is that you are upset about something specific. That's not the reality.

When you are depressed you are upset about everything and nothing all at the same time.

I could have won $10 million in the lotto and I wouldn't have felt any different. The pain is constant.

Getting out of bed used to be the hardest part of my day. Sometimes it didn't happen at all.

I used to cry for no reason. People would ask what was wrong and I couldn't give them a reason. …

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