Title

Living well with depression—My personal journey

Keywords

depression, individual, marriage, couples, family, relationships

Abstract

My wife and I thought—hoped—we were going to be the exception, the “escapees.” I say “we” because depression is an individual, marital, and family experience. People I have cared deeply about have succumbed to the ravages of depression on the mind; and their families shared the experience with them in ways good and bad. All my biological siblings struggled with major depressive disorder, beginning in their twenties or even their teens. I had entered my thirties with no signs or symptoms yet. So we hoped to escape.

Original Publication Citation

Butler, M. H.(2020, April 29). Living well with depression—My personal journey. Public Square Magazine [online]. Retrieved from https://publicsquaremag.org/editorials/living-well-with-depression-my-personal-journey/

Document Type

Other

Publication Date

2020-04-29

Publisher

Public Square Magazine

Language

English

College

Family, Home, and Social Sciences

Department

Family Life

University Standing at Time of Publication

Full Professor

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