I posted a photo to my twitter account yesterday that attached a photo off Stephen Fry with this quote of his:
“If you know someone who is depressed, please resolve never to ask them why. Depression isn’t a straightforward response to a bad situation; depression just is, like the weather.
Try to understand the blackness, the lethargy, the hopelessness and loneliness they are going through. Be there for them when they come through the other side. It’s hard to be a friend to someone who is depressed, but it is one of the kindest, noblest and best things you will ever do.”
Stephen Fry has absolutely nailed this quote. He is 100% correct.
Reading made me think about my friends, few though they are, and made me realise that I probably have not, and arguably will never be able to, thank them enough for just being my friends. I know, at times I can be difficult to be around but my friends, the true ones, have stuck by me on this journey living with depression.
Simply: thank you for being my friends (you know who you are). If you know someone who is depressed: please follow Mr Fry’s advice. I promise you will not regret it!