– And when you say
you’ve dealt with depression, did it get pretty bad for you? – Yeah, it was–you know,
I was very young when– the first time it hit me, and I didn’t know
what was happening. It was like… my perspective shifted about
two or three degrees one way and everything looked different.
I was a really social kid. I was the class clown,
and suddenly I didn’t see any reason
to be with people. It just–I would
watch my friends at school just existing carefree,
you know, and I’d be so jealous that they’re just so unaware
that we’re all alone, and gonna die– alone behind our eyes, and I remember my stepfather
asking me what it felt like and I feel like this is
a perfect way to describe it, it feels like homesickness. It feels like
you’re terribly homesick, but you’re home,
so there’s no way to satiate it. – Mm-hmm. Wow.
That’s amazing. And you’re–how long
have you been fine now– or do you still
get bouts of that? – In remission?
– Uh-huh. In depression remission? [laughs]
– Yeah. – I have bouts of it.
I’m on a low dose of Zoloft, since 1994,
that’s really kept me from the total paralysis
of depression, you know? – Mm-hmm.
– I still have highs and lows, but I, um… but I’m able to function.
I still have lows. – Mm-hmm.
– I still am, like, in a ball on my bathroom floor
every once in a while, but I– I know now that
it will pass, so… – Yeah.
– And sometimes, that’s all it takes, you know?