• Kate says:

    Thank you for sharing this with us, because I can tell you that at least for this reader, posts like this really do help others not feel so alone. I just turned 40, and after years of treatment for depression and anxiety, I took two and a half months off from work for inpatient psychiatric treatment and ECT in late 2018. But my colleagues believe I am recovering from a mystery illness. Because “what attorney cannot function in her charmed, first-world life? How weak and undeserving….” It’s a hard script to ignore!

    I agree that regardless of background, you are right that pain is pain, and the shame is so real. And we so often suffer alone because our brains only want to see that we are failing and we are alone in “failing”.

    Thank you for sharing your journey with your readers, and helping us not feel alone with posts like this one. Brave and inspirational and oh-so-real.

  • Melody says:

    Thank you for sharing such a beautiful post. You have authenticity and courage.

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