Do you or someone you know and love live with the depression?
Do you know the signs of depression?
Do any of these look familiar to you?
They're painfully familiar to me and I'm thinking they might be for you too.
When you're feeling your depression ...what does it feel like? what helps you to cope? what do you do for you when feeling this way?
The signs are as real as the depression is too. Do you recognize any of them? Have you spoken to your doctor? Have you told those around you how you're feeling? How are you managing?
yourself...to be mindful of thoughts you're keeping...there are things we can do for us. Love yourself enough to get the care and help you need.
If you notice these signs in someone else...be loving and patient and offer some help. Just being a listening ear can do wonders. I'll let you in on a little secret...we often won't talk cause we think you'll see us as being less. But you know what? we're not! everyone needs a little help and understanding sometimes and a quiet supportive friend is a good thing in life. Know too you can't fix this...but you can help us through it.
Many people live with depression and the stigma that surrounds it keeps many quiet and suffering in silence. Let's break the silence and let's start supporting each other. When we can look past the "label" of depression...we can see the person for who they are...a loved one...a friend...a spouse...a parent...and not for the label of a depressed person.
Break down the barriers and let's start talking...things won't change until we do.
take good care of you and each other please...we're all doing the best we can