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How It Feels to Be 'In Remission' From Depression

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I am “in remission” from depression. It’s amazing. I don’t have the weight or the heavy burden of being depressed right now.

At the same time… I don’t know if I know who I really am without depression hitching a ride through life on my shoulders. Depression has been my companion.

Depression has given me a way to define who I am and a catalyst for connecting with other people. It’s like this intangible, unhealthy attachment. Who am I if I’m not depressed? I’m no longer trapped beneath the artless comfort of this weighted blanket made of sadness and self isolation.

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