The truth is, depression always leaves us one step away from despair. It’s not untrue that there’s hope, but when faced with the big picture, we tend to get overwhelmed.

One of the most difficult messages for us to absorb is that we aren’t entirely the same anymore. We’re ill for real. There’ll be changes. And we won’t be well equipped to deal with them.

The good news is that we don’t have to be, That’s what help means. But it’s still going to be hard work, and there will definitely be moments where we feel like we’re swamped.

But there is always hope