Depression changes more than who you are. It changes the people around you.
Your supportive family panics.
They ask you to comfort their racing minds. They want to hear you say you’re fine and everything’s back to normal – even if they know it’s not.
Your friends don’t know you anymore.
They sigh when you pass on a night of drinking and like everyone else, they just want to pat you on the back and tell you it will blow over.
Your job is slipping from your control.
You can’t devote your hectic mind to 8 hours of concentration a day.