What Depression Looks Like (with the help of GIFS)

Depression is a very serious Mental Illness and not one to take lightly. It is something that so many people deal with, and today I want to help you see some of the thoughts and feelings of a person with depression.

1When someone asks you how you are or how you’re feeling the truthful answer is almost always negative.

2But you don’t say what you’re thinking, you just follow up with an “I’m Fine” because that’s what they want to hear…. right?

3There might be a little truth in that lie though, because honestly, there’s nothing horrible going on…. at least not on the outside.

4So you smile and push on, but you just wish someone would realize that you’re hurting.

5This only makes you feel alone.

6And maybe a little angry too.

7Everyone talks about how everything is going so well for them and you’re over here like…

8You’ll never understand how people can get over something bad happening to them. It can’t be that easy!

9The advice people give you is a long string of clique’s and you can’t help but roll your eyes.

10When someone actually takes the time to notice and listen you shut down because there’s no way they will understand what’s going on…. right?

11Some days are harder than others…

12and you sometimes believe the lies that no one needs you and giving up would be easier.

13Because in the end, you just want to get out of this dark place…

14But no one’s keeping you there which only makes you more angry and depressed.

15So you give yourself a pep talk, and convince yourself that you can do one more day.

And then another.

16Because it might not all be okay, but it’s worth pushing through to find out.

10407911_381659608709717_5593303683011749961_nNichole is a Social Media Marketing Manager, student, daughter and friend. She’s working on her Marketing Diploma and has a Certificate of Christian Theology. She is an avid coffee lover who enjoys a good movie or book. She takes great joy in organizing, scheduling, and volunteering. Her passion for volunteerism extends specifically to those who are hurting, whether it is emotionally, physically, or mentally.

Nichole is certified to provide Mental Health First Aid, which means she can provide immediate support and guidance in a safe environment, comfortably have a conversation about mental health related issues and offer professional and other supports. This does NOT make Nichole a psychologist, or a counselor. It simply gives her the tools to direct people to the help they need.

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