Shuck and Jive

Monday, June 04, 2007

Blue Monday

As I did a little browsing this morning I found Writing from the Inside Out. The author posted an important piece regarding depression. If you ever get the blues or love someone who does, check it out. She writes:
The absolute worst things you can say to a depressed person:

Snap out of it.
Count your blessings.

Think of all the people that have it worse than you.
Maybe you just need to ____________ more or ___________ less.

PLEASE don't judge someone that has this affliction. Research shows that brain chemical imbalances cause depression, but many people still believe it indicates a weak personality or character flaw. Its not!

(Van Gogh: Questions about Depression? Click here)


  1. Hey, thanks for leaving a comment on my blog, glad I found yours because of it!

  2. Thank you, Barbara, for that important post!