Having depression is actually a blessing because I have learned so much and grown. I learned that I didn't choose to have this. It is a disease, just like diabetes. No one thinks people with diabetes are freaks so why would it be any different with depression. I came out about my depression and aniexty two and a half months ago. Depression had loosened it's grip on me. It was on of the most freeing feelings in the world. My life became an open book in hopes of others knowing they aren't alone. I will never take back that decision because so much positive came out of it. People reached out to me and I began to get so much support. Also I felt free and unashamed. I was no longer living with this giant secret and I didn't have to pretend. So, if you have depression don't be embarrassed. All of us need to band together and beat this disease! I am always here for you. Come out about your depression and loosen depression's grip. Say screw you to your disease.