You’re in the bottom of a dark pit with no handholds. You look up and can see a pinpoint of light, but it’s so far away. There are no sounds, just a darkness that pushes at you. You feel like you want to cry but you’re also numb to the experience. You are tired, so tired…
Then you see a flicker of light and feel a fresh, cooling breeze. Someone has climbed down into the pit and is going to help you find your way out.
That’s what I can offer.
Depression can show up as a lingering sadness or complete numbness (like a “Meh”). It leads to isolation, overwhelming exhaustion, and a general problem with functioning in life, let alone living it.