Dad’s Post On Overcoming Depression Goes Viral Years After He Almost Took His Own Life

By Kimberly Zapata

Depression is a fickle disease, a volatile disease, and an indiscriminate disease. It affects both women and men, the young and the old, the rich and the poor. In short, depression knows no bounds, and I would know — I have been struggling with it since I was 15 years old. But what makes life with depression particularly difficult isn’t necessarily the disease itself, but the invisible way it which it manifests.

It’s a painful illness that’s impossible ignore and also to define. But on November 19, writer and father Craig Stone took to Twitter and managed to encapsulate what life with depression is really like — in less than 50 words.

“See that bench,” his tweet began. “8yrs ago I sat on it thinking about throwing myself off Blackfriars Bridge. Today, I took this pic of my son. Tomorrow might be the same. But it might also be brighter. It might even bring unimaginable brilliance. Hang in there. Love is always coming. #depression”

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