Dealing with depression a daily battle
Three area residents tell their stories about managing the often debilitating disease. Depression manifests itself in many ways. Some people become despondent, others get angry, and some simply ignore the feeling.
To put depression in a clearer light, everyone occasionally feels blue or sad, but these feelings are usually fleeting and pass within a couple of days. When a person has a depressive disorder, it interferes with daily life, normal functioning, and causes pain for both the person with the disorder and those who care about him.