what the hell is depression, anyway?
depression, the clinical kind, is more than just feeling down or blue . . .
it encompasses much more than that . . . it can strike without warning . . .
it is a mood disorder, an illness that is potentially fatal
it is not something someone can 'snap out of' or 'get over'
it is terrifying, it is horrible . . . it is frustrating . . . its like being smothered under blankets so heavy that you can't move or breathe . . .
it is medically treatable . . .
for more information, see my depression pages . . .