Does Bruce Springsteen's Revealing His Depression Help You?
Posted 25 July 2012 - 11:40 PM
It helps me. It helps me for the same reason coming here helps me. It lets me know I'm far from alone. It lets me know it's not me or my fault. Depression can hit anyone, anywhere no matter what they do or don't have.
It also helps in regards in explaining to the people around you who can't seem to understand. "You have nothing to be sad about so pull yourself out of it." I'm sure everyone has heard that from someone. Well, Bruce Springsteen has everything anyone could ever want, but has been seeing his therapist for 30 years because it's not something you can just "will" yourself out of. His wife also admits to suffering from clinical depression. So it's clearly not about what you have, be it success, love, family or money.
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Posted 25 July 2012 - 11:45 PM
I've always had a lot of respect for Bruce Springsteen because he's an advocate for working-class people and refuses to charge enormous ticket prices. That he's had the courage to talk about this makes me respect him more.
I also think it helps the public see depression as a valid illness when people who are successful and famous admit to suffering from it.
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