Okay, I know it’s been nearly a year since I last posted anything, and I admit that I have assumed that I am the only one reading this blog anyway, so why bother? The fact that I am the only one reading my blog hasn’t bothered me nearly as much as my admitted (and diagnosed) clinical depression and anxiety disorder have. In fact, depression and anxiety are the real reason that it has been over a year since I have written anything.
I know I’m not the only one who suffers from these disorders, and they are nothing new to me, or to many throughout history. I am not ashamed of them either. It is what it is, and is part of who I am, like it or not.
Unfortunately, I often come across others who see these as embarrassing mental illnesses that must be kept in the closet with the dirty laundry and the family skeletons. I don’t see it that way at all though, because I know I am in good company. Many well-known individuals who live, or have lived, very public lives suffer from depression. Here are just ten of those prominent people who I happen to think quite highly of: Continue reading