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Melanie Rosler

Location: United States

I support Depression Army because every single one of us needs to understand that depression IS a mental illness that we who suffer from it cannot control. We cannot simply "get over it" the way most people tell us to. I support Depression Army because seemingly innocent comments like "get over it" can belittle someone's experiences and eventually lead to suicide. I support Depression Army because I believe we all deserve a chance to live our lives free from dirty secrets we hide from even those closest to us for fear we'll be judged, made fun of, or rejected. I support Depression Army because I've lived with depression my whole life and although we've all had different encounters with depression, we're all still here, STILL FIGHTING and that has to be for something. We're fighting for a change and by supporting this movement, we're moving mountains together.