There are several myths and misconceptions that can make depression confusing.
First of all, nobody chooses to be depressed. It is a problem connected to brain chemistry, one’s surroundings, and how the brain works. Next, depression can’t be willed-away and it can be very hard to function day-by-day. Third, one doesn’t need to have a reason to be depressed. Fourth, just because you can get by during the day doesn’t mean you are not depressed. Finally, being “strong” or “weak” does not matter with depression.
Read the full post here: 5 Myths About Depression We Need to Shut Down Immediately.