Heather Armstrong has written extensively about her own depression on her blog Dooce, and on a recent post asked her readers to share their stories about mental illness. There are 219 comments. All of them are thoughtful. Not the most uplifting read of your life, but a good thing to read if you’re hating yourself and wondering why. There’s a reason, it’s chemical, a lot of us have it, there are ways to feel better. (Sometimes a new dress, more effectively, a therapist.) More here, from us.