15 Reasons to Appreciate Depression

Amanda Gelender, a mental health advocate, writer, speaker and self-described neurodivergent, goes through cyclical depressive patterns. She posted a medium article listing 15 reasons she reminds herself to appreciate depression.

A few examples are:

Depression increases my empathy for all people, especially those who struggle with mental health challenges. I access a wide emotional range of the human experience. Depression helps me be a better friend, co-worker, and social change agent.
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I connect more deeply with art and music when depressed.
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Depression reminds me of my strength. Survivors of cyclical depression are extremely resilient.
— https://medium.com/@agelender/15-ways-i-appreciate-my-depression-63175bcc0738#.ufnd2bjz9

 

 

 

Posted on July 4, 2016 .