Thank you for this wonderfully worded description of the suffering many people live with, including myself, when we have depression, anxiety, panic attacks or any number of other mental or physical disorders. We have ailments, panic, terror, obsessions, nightmares if we can even sleep and the overwhelming exhaustion that generally comes hand in hand with depression, at least in my experience. I have been listed by physicians and therapists as having long-term depression, an anxiety disorder and panic attacks for more years than not. Thankfully I am no longer severely mentally ill, but it took falling to the bottom, experiencing life in terror due to sexual assault before I realized that if I survived that I could survive anything. Thank you for this post on such a misunderstood topic.