One thing I am dealing with at the moment is getting my husband to accept depression and anxiety as an illness. We have been together for many years, and I told him I actually feel empowered knowing this is an illness and not something I am doing to myself. But he refuses to see it that way. He will not accept that I have an illness, but is very supportive when things are rough. I don't know if I really need him to accept this as an illness? If he does is there a real benefit to him understanding that aspect of this?