Depression is a Duplicitous Asshole.

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Depression is a Duplicitous Asshole by Angela Giles Patel.


Everyone battles something. Some of these battles are episodic and some rage over the course of a lifetime. Many of these battles are so private that they happen without anyone else even being aware of them taking place.

Today I learned that a man I respected for his ability to share himself so publicly died. His depression had reportedly been growing in severity and yet he still entertained. And I felt the harshest of reminders that just because someone is bold enough to speak openly about struggling with a disease, they are far from free of it’s grip. Just because someone’s job is making us smile, it doesn’t mean they are carefree–it just means they are very good at their job.

So I am, like many others, trying to make sense of how someone so adept at eliciting laughter is gone…

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2 responses to “Depression is a Duplicitous Asshole.

  1. i just want to thank you for opening my eyes to the need and the reward of attaching myself to a blog [ and then thereby attaching myself to other blogs by other great scribblers] – i enjoyed your writing on robin williams and then your interview with chloe caldwell. i first met you on facebook and made you a ‘friend’ but now i see and hear you as a much more important entity than just a pal that looks at my intermittent posts of beautiful birds et cetera…. i am following you – later —pjjcm

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