Check out May You Never Understand, Joe's post in his blog, Day by Day Adventures of the PD Warror.
Joe took a risk and shared his personal experiences with clinnical depression. His message will break the stigma attached to depression and the stereotypes attached to depressed people.
According to statistics, 40-50% of people with Parkinson's suffer from depression. I’ve been fortunate that I don’t suffer from depression, although in the past I’ve had periods of low level depression, sadness and anxiety. However, many of my friends with Parkinson’s Disease have suffered a great deal due to clinical depression.
Thank you, Joe for bringing this important topic out of the closet. It took a lot of courage to do so. By taking the risk, you have educated and inspired all of us.