“Depressed Anonymous is a spiritual journey, which makes you go back into your past, find the rubbish there, and let it go. Without the Depressed Anonymous group or a group like it, I don’t think I would function in a world as I know it. I thank God for the people who have the courage to come to the group. They will grow and learn. Thee is no easy way out. You don’t change overnight. You have just got to keep working at it. I have been in the trenches with nowhere to go. I find this very common in humans. Change is very tough for us. We would rather bear so much pain before we are willing to change. This black hole is a terrible thing. I wish no one would ever feel it. It is painful and nasty.
This is my short story. I was dead and I was out. I really couldn’t care at one time if I lived or died. Now I do.”
SOURCE: Copyright(c) Depressed Anonymous, 3rd edition. (2011) Depressed Anonymous Publications. Louisville. (Excerpt from Personal Stories: Bill has two degrees behind his name and he still got depressed. Pages 150-152.
This is just one of the many stories in Depressed Anonymous where persons depressed found what they were looking for in the fellowship–hope.