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02-10-2012, 10:01 AM
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Originally Posted by Lafleurs Guy View Post
Too bad this went undiagnosed for so long.
I suffered from depression for over 10 years until I hit rock bottom and was diagnosed with major depressive disorder in 2010.

I was terrified about seeking help. I was afraid of the stigma surrounding mental illness and was afraid of where Id end up. As a result I wore a variety of masks over the years to conceal the truth.

The few times I tried to confide in friends and family I received the typical "what do you have to be depressed about" or "snap out of it" response.

Sadly this is probably the case for a lot of people.

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