That’s what you do with Depression, you mask the symptoms. The symptoms of Depression IS depression, it’s not a symptom of something else. It’s not like you go “oooh, I feel really sad” and then your arse falls off. The symptoms of Depression is depression. You take away the symptoms of Depression HALLOOOOO! you’re cured! But Tom [Cruise] was like “no, no, no Matt. Matt, these drugs Matt, these drugs they’re just a crutch, these drugs are just a crutch!” and I’m thinking “yes?”. THEY’RE A CRUTCH! You don’t walk up to a guy with one leg and say “hey pal, that crutch is just a crutch, THROW IT AWAY! Hop ya bastard! That crutch is masking the symptoms of your one leggedness”.
Craig Ferguson on Tom Cruise attacking Brooke Shields for using anti-depressants to fight Post-Partum Depression. (via themarriageofadeadblogsing)
Craig Ferguson is my patronus, I swear.
I wish people understood this. Sigh.
Oh wow, I so agree. You’d never tell someone with cancer to “snap out of it, it’s just cancer.” So why do people do that with depression?
Always reblog because YES.
always reblog. you just don’t walk away and get over Depression, Anxiety or any other mental health issue. It stays. For LIFE. The crutch is so you don’t fall on your face every time you try to do anything, and you learn to get better at living with it. Maybe sometimes you don’t need the crutch, but that doesn’t mean that you’ve “gotten better”. So fuck you Tom Cruise, and anyone else who doesn’t get this.
Never not reblog.
I would like to take this quote to dinner.
I’m still boycotting Tom Cruise 6 years later because of his ignorance about mental illness.