Project Title: I Wanted to Die
I was a child when my aunt said to me, “I never get depressed. Whenever I wake up in a bad mood I just decide to be in a good mood.” While on the surface it sounds like a beautiful prescription for living, that is likely when the stigma surrounding depression first took hold in my subconscious. Depression is a weakness and you can choose not to have it. That stigma – not the depression itself – almost killed me.