Do hallways suffer from depression?
Yes, they do. Have you ever been walking along a hallway and noticed that the corridor is slightly lower than the adjacent spaces? That’s a sign that the hallway is depressed. Or, how about a hallway that realigns itself, perhaps more than once, as you’re walking through it? That’s the hallway checking and rechecking, a hallway caught in the ritual of obsessive compulsive disorder. I’ve known schizophrenic hallways, bipolar hallways, even hallways that have attempted suicide. I, myself, have struggled with depression.
The good news, though, is that there is help out there; the Association of Hallway Mental Health Professionals does its best to advocate for health insurance for hallways so that those suffering mental anguish can find help through therapy and medication. Do you know a hallway who could benefit from consulting with a mental health professional? Have them contact the AHMHP, or have them write to me (c/o email@example.com).