There’s a lot of misunderstanding out there about mental health. Some people are up, some people are OK, and some people are down. Everyone gets down from time to time. Pull your socks up, and get on with it. Hold it together.
It’s reasonable advice – as long as you’re just feeling down.
For some people, though, down doesn’t cover it. They can’t just get on, because their feet can’t find the bottom.
There’s a predator down there. That’s the truth. Black as pitch, and silent in motion. It can see perfectly even where no light penetrates – in fact, especially there. It’s surprisingly warm to the touch, but it can drain all the heat out of a room in moments.
As one who suffers from depression, Matt’s piece really hit home for me.