Why We Need to End the Stigma on Depression

"Unfortunately in this society, and in other societies, we have this stigma that being in a difficult mental place is not acceptable," he said. “We should pull ourselves up by the bootstraps and fight through it… That doesn’t mean everybody should just be lazy and go take as much time as they need and do whatever they want in life. There’s points in your life that are difficult. But if you’re really at a place where you’re struggling mentally, we need to be more compassionate and understanding of people in all walks of life and understand that they need time away too."

- Landon Donovan