It’s 8 a.m. Eric wakes up, hits the alarm clock and resets it for a few more minutes of sleep. The alarm goes off again; he gets up. He shuffles to the bathroom and takes a shower. He throws his clothes on, and he’s out the door. He takes one last moment to check his backpack and is on his way to class on Monday morning.
Just like you.
But the difference is that under the surface, Eric is living with depression. His day may well go just like yours — class, lunch, more class, homework, maybe some down time. But Eric lives with the constant possibility that the day might take a turn for what he calls “the bottom of the rollercoaster”.