Depression is unbelievably powerful. One minute you can just be sitting there enjoying yourself and then, you brain can decide that your world is crashing down all around you.
Like most people believe, depression is not sitting down in a room, weighing out the pros and cons and deciding that being depressed was a great option.
Depression is feeling alone in a room full of people.
Depression is smiling when you really want to cry.
Depression is isolating yourself, because you feel like no one will ever understand or care.
Depression is when you stop loving things that you love.
Depression is a flaw in chemistry not character.
Depression is living in a body that fights to survive with a mind that tries to die.
Depression is like a war. You either win or you die trying.
Depression is forgetting who you used to be.
But your depression is a LIAR…
Because you are not fighting this alone.
Share this with someone who needs to hear this.
Share this with someone who needs to know that depression is ok.
Share this with someone who you want to let know, that you’re there for them.
Depression is also:
Treating yourself badly because you don’t deserve happines; spending every weekend in bed and looking forward to Monday because you will be surrounded by living, breathing people; finding it difficult to get out of bed, shower and brush your teeth because that would take effort, let alone getting yourself to the gym or grocery store; ignoring people’s calls or texts because they want to invite themselves over and you haven’t even showered and don’t like entertaining anyway; wanting to go back to sleep because you were dreaming you were in a happy marriage when in reality you never married; having no motivation beyond the minimum requirements of living. Still hoping at age 51 that Mr Right will come along and make all your problems go away. I’ve been doing these for over 30 years; I can come up with many more.
Thanks for sharing Paul, your right in that we aren’t alone. Even at the most biological sense, we were brought into this world through the union of a man and a woman. No Man is an Island
Hi Paul, thanks for sharing your life experience… I’m happy living in a time when our strength, as men, is no longer measured in silent resolve. So many of us have been depressed at times, without ever the acknowledging and therefore have stayed in that state of mind much longer. Acknowledgment is awareness… and that’s the best way forward. Richard