"You know that feeling? That horrible, sinking, churning feeling in your stomach, like you’re standing on the edge of an abyss and one move will send you over? Waiting to see what it will be, what pushes you just that bit too far so that you’re falling, broken. How long can you hold on, how much can you take, how far can they push you, how far can YOU push you? How much more until you just can’t any more and you feel it all falling around you and then you’re falling apart too?"
Interviewer:Give us your best tip for overcoming depression.
Stephen Fry:To regard it as being like the weather. It's not your responsibility that it's raining, but it is real when it rains, and the fact that it's raining does not mean that the rain is never going to stop. The only thing to do is to believe that, one day, it won't be raining and accept it so you can find a mental umbrella to shield yourself from the worst. The sun will eventually come up.