Check out this great post from Charles Yallowitz’s blog titled: 7 Tips to Writing Characters with Depression
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A few disclaimers here because we’re heading into delicate territory. I am not an expert on mental health by any means. I read up on it and have my own experiences to work off, which is what fuels these posts. Also, I always try to add some humor into my posts, especially the 7 Tip Lists. I find that humor can relieve tension and allow for serious stuff to be listened to and swallowed more easily. Finally, this is about actual depression and not a character simply feeling sad or upset. That brings us right to #1!
- Depression does not always, in fact it rarely, has a direct source. Your character can simply go into a depressed state or be there the entire time. …
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