Hi Ilona, thank you for talking about this subject. Mental health affects so many people! I’ve dealt with depression most of my life but it comes in waves for me. I’m currently experiencing one of the worst episodes since my semester fiasco, having to quit school… I lost my identity and who I was. I had always seen myself with being a successful student, and that was taken away from me. I feel like if we lack some sense of identity or purpose in life, that we are more prone to depression.
Do you like philosophy? I study it as a hobby but I don’t study it in school. I feel like I were to take a course, then it would zap my curiosity about this subject (what a paradox that is!). I like having the freedom of teaching myself philosophy.