Comedian Sarah Silverman’s Description of Depression Is Spot On

What did you think of Sarah’s description of depression? Can you relate?

Former SNL writer and star of Comedy Central’s The Sarah Silverman Program, Sarah Silverman began to experience depression while in school. She suddenly went from being friendly and social to wondering why her friends didn’t experience the same feelings of loneliness and isolation.  She describes her feelings of depression as feeling like “homesickness, but you’re HOME.”

Though she told Ellen in this interview that she is in “depression remission” and has been on a low dose of Zoloft since 1994; she nonetheless deals with occasional bouts where you might find her “curled up on the bathroom floor.”

Her description of depression as “homesickness” is about the most apt one that I’ve ever heard.  What metaphor would you use to describe how depression feels?

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