I think we live in a society where it’s hard to admit you’re depressed. A ‘pull your socks up’ attitude.
I saw something on the news the other day where a woman was off sick from work with depression. Someone saw her at a rugby match and told her employers and she was given the sack. The poor woman then took her own life.
This shows such a misunderstanding of depression. People think that if you’re really depressed you can’t leave your bed! Which of course is nonsense. Most people try their best to get on as best they can. And actually going to a rugby match might have been an attempt to feel better.
I used to suffer terrible depression when I was young. I can tell you this, it is possible to recover. And actually I learnt a lot about myself and how to recognise my own depression (that is a hard thing to do!).
And as Whammel points out, MS damage itself affects our moods.
So if anyone out there is feeling depressed always come on here and tell us. Admitting it is the first step to recovery.