"This isn’t necessarily a part I’d like to share. Not because I’m ashamed, but because of the instant judgment when telling someone. “He has depression. Stay away. Nobody has time for that,” a girlfriend’s father once said about someone. Unbeknownst to him, I have suffered a lifetime of depression and was going through it at that very moment. I felt so ashamed..." (pg. 170)
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