Depressive episodes vary in length. One person may experience the symptoms of clinical depression for a month, whereas, for another, the episode could last a year. The real cruelty of depression, however, lies in the fact that the very nature of the condition makes it difficult to recover from. I describe depression as the ultimate thief. I use this metaphor because depression can take away everything that gives you vitality.
Originally published at www.samwoolfe.com on September 2, 2018.