In 2018, I was clinically diagnosed with anxiety.
Grief due to a loss or being depressed is very different than having Major Depressive Disorder. Grief is usually temporary and goes away after a period of time. Major Depressive Disorder does not just disappear over time, it usually takes one or more medical treatments to stabilize the person.
I had never felt so lost, scared, and out of control of my life when Schizophrenia took its toll on me. It was like living in a whole different world., I was struggling with everything.