also, on a serious note, for anyone who hasn’t read this already: http://hyperboleandahalf.blogspot.com/
if you’ve never read hyperbole and a half, it’s the funniest blog on the internet and will have you crying with laughter.
but over a year ago, the writer suddenly stopped posting. eventually one post came up, explaining (with her usual hilarity, mixed with sadness) that she had been extremely depressed.
and then there was silence again. and then yesterday she made a post saying that a full-length post would be coming tomorrow, but that we should brace ourselves as readers, because it was going to be heavy.
and today, the post was released. with humour, but also eloquence, purity, and clarity, the post navigates the complex maze of depression.
if you or anyone you know has ever suffered from depression, i strongly suggest that you read this blog.