15 tweets that show what it’s like to live with depression
Depression affects many people, but it's hard for those who don't have it to understand what it's like to live with it.
People feel sadness, loneliness, anger, defeat, bitterness, insecurity and many others emotions, but none of these sum up depression. Depression is a mental illness that can affect every aspect of a person’s life. Here are 15 tweets that show what it’s like to live with depression:
There’s no on/off switch
Depression is the mind fighting itself. The part of the mind that wants to be happy is dragged down by the part that isn’t chemically inclined to be happy.
Depression can make you feel like it’s not worth it to explain what you’re feeling
It feels like an infinite loop. It seems impossible to find a way out
Depression convinces you it will never get better than it is right now, and right now isn’t that great
We try different things to try to lift our mood, but they don’t always work
Depression tells you you can’t do the things you most want to do, like go to school, succeed in careers or have meaningful relationships
Sometimes we try to outrun depression by staying busy, or distracting ourselves with a long to-do list
Having depression is like being trapped inside your own head with a bully, all day, every day__
Over time, depression can become all we know – all there is is “less depressed” and “more depressed”
When you’ve been depressed for a long time, it almost feels wrong to feel good because you don’t believe it could possibly last
It’s hard for people with depression to reach out for help
It’s hard to feel like we add anything to the world around us
But even though it feels impossible to remember sometimes, you are needed
Darn that chicken of depression
Depression is hard, but there is always hope. If these tweets describe you or a friend you know, learn how to get help here or call the National Suicide Prevention hotline at 1-800-273-8255.