This is by my sister, and I’m proud of her for sharing something that is so difficult a subject to talk and write about. I’m passionate about raising awareness about depression, and feel that there shouldn’t be such a stigma surrounding it. It always gives me courage when other people share things about depression. I hit a bad patch myself last year too and I’m all too aware of how easy it is to slip into it. I love this piece of writing, and I hope you do too.