The inability to get out of bed. The lack of appetite and disinterest in things that once brought you joy. The sadness that bubbles up from nowhere and pours from your heart and eyes. The person who sits at her desk with her head in her hands. The man who walks past you with a smile that doesn't reach his eyes. These represent some of the faces of depression. Depression feels bigger than sadness and runs deeper than not feeling like yourself. It is not something you can “shake off” but it is something you can learn to navigate. Step by step, moment by moment, learn to come out of the dark and return to life as you want it to be.