I have never really been afraid of depression. Upon learning what was happening inside my body — my physiological limitations — I actually felt empowered. Through intervention, I could feel the mental peace others are capable of feeling. It was freeing!
It is for that reason I have never quite understood the fear some people have over admitting symptoms of depression and a need for help. While many people experience this, there is one group in particular that resonates with me: new mothers.