[Y]ral: “Loving You Got Me Sick” – This Performance Explains What It Feels Like To Be Depressed

Posted on June 22, 2015 in Health and Life, Mental Health, Taboos, Video

By Sanskriti Pandey:

It comes unannounced, greets you like an old nemesis, and then consumes you whole. Depression is perhaps one of the most terrifying of disorders to affect people. That seemingly content stranger standing next to you on the bus stop could have it. So could your closest friend. Globally, more than 350 million people of all ages suffer from depression. And often, it leads to suicide.

Many wonder what the fuss is all about. After all, can happiness really be all that elusive? This powerful performance by a woman will show you how glimpses of depression can be found in ordinary moments throughout life. She writes her depression a letter, and with that, lays bare her struggle against it.

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