Make the most of the awful things that happen to you. This is good advice. Unfortunately, it happens that we spend a long time self-commiserating. Why did it happen to us? This is to waste time and to lack respect toward ourselves. I know that a lot of people indulge in self-commiseration, but this isn’t a good thing to do if you suffer from depression.
I played this masochistic game of self-commiseration for a while. Later, I stopped playing it and I decided that I wanted to know…
To read more about Denny’s experience with depression and his advocacy for helping depressed teens, please visit: http://mentalhealthtalk.info/depression-in-teens.