"Depression isn't a sign of weakness, it's a sign that you've been too strong for too long."
When you carry a mental load on your own for a long time, it will wear you down as much as carrying a physical load will. The difference is that no one can see your load and tend to dismiss it.
I've heard it said, that when you share a burden it's eased. That's not always true as some burdens cannot be shared, not matter how much people listen and understand. That doesn't mean you don't need support, just that no one can ease the pressure.
At the moment I have a play to get ready for, a council to fight, a business to run and various other mental and emotional pressures to deal with. Of those, only the play is positive. The hardest to deal with are the unmoveable bureaucracies that I depend on.
I'm looking forward to the play. Performing gives me a lift, especially when what I do makes people laugh with me. I'm also looking for a break from the other pressures so I can rebuild my life: I'm just not sure when it will come.