My wand works with my kids every time. I turn them into frogs, bugs, puppies, dragons, knights, and peanut-butter sandwiches every day.
Would I love to wave my magic wand and erase the stigma associated with depression and suicide?
Of course. No one should feel ashamed to talk about those things, or to ask for help.
Stigma Is Present
Except, they do. I’ve got to throw should out the window.
Kind of like what I said here: I’ve got to allow you to feel those feelings, even if I disagree.
People in my own family hate that I write about the fact that I was once depressed and attempted suicide. So believe me, I get it.
Depression Is Present
Along with every other mental illness, it’s not going away any time soon.
As a matter of fact, it’s a part of your life too – even if you haven’t been overtaken by it.
If someone you loved left you, you might feel depressed for a time, and that’s perfectly OK.
It wouldn’t be love if you didn’t have that capacity.
Vitality Is What Comes Of It
Anyone who knows me knows that I’m full of life. I’ve got a seemingly endless supply of energy and empathy.
That is because I was once depressed. That is why I believe there is hope for almost everyone.
I wouldn’t be here today, I wouldn’t be so happy without that experience.
All I can do is show you how I feel, and hope it resonates.
Why does my wand work on my kids?