How to be human: coping with depression

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Leah Reich was one of the first internet advice columnists. Her column “Ask Leah” ran on IGN, where she gave advice to gamers for two and a half years. During the day, Leah is Slack’s user researcher, but her views here do not represent her employer. You can write to her at askleah@theverge.com and read more How to be Human here.

Hello, Leah.

I’m O, 20 years old, and have some issues that I can’t seem to control at all. I’ve been reading your column since it started, and I could relate to most of the topics you’ve talked about, but I was always doubting if I should write to you.

I’ve been struggling with depression for about 6 months now. I don’t really know how or why it started, but during this period I realized that the career I was…

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