Sunflowers in the Rain

It seems only fitting that one of my first public posts talks about depression. Depression, in it’s various forms will affect most of us at some point in our lives. Despite that, there’s still this awful stigma surrounding it. People are afraid to admit that they are depressed to the extent where they enter a state of self-denial. I have personally known people who were clearly depressed but totally refused to admit it, to the point where they got intensely defensive whenever it was mentioned. (Said person is happily now receiving help). People are mostly afraid of telling their managers, or anyone else at work. This, I can understand. Firstly, nobody wants to admit to their managers that they have a condition that could prevent them from doing their job to their full capability. The stigma behind mental health conditions means that people often think that sufferers are more incapable…

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