The Many Faces of Mental Health - Nick
"I see my depression as a signal. To expect it to be gone forever seems unrealistic and also given the amount of personal growth I have experienced as a result of trying to deal with these issues, I am not sure that I would ever want it to go completely.
It has been a feedback system that has violently shaken me at times when I needed to make big changes to my life. This might sound perverse, but given that all the moments of being low have led me to where I am now, where I am out of the woods and making exciting changes I could only have dreamed of, putting a value judgement of "bad" on the experience robs it of it's true meaning. Although it felt wrong and terrible at the time, in hindsight it was what I needed."