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.
When someone asks you how you are or how you’re feeling the truthful answer is almost always negative.
But 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?
There might be a little truth in that lie though, because honestly, there’s nothing horrible going on…. at least not on the outside.
So you smile and push on, but you just wish someone would realize that you’re hurting.
This only makes you feel alone.
And maybe a little angry too.
Everyone talks about how everything is going so well for them and you’re over here like…
You’ll never understand how people can get over something bad happening to them. It can’t be that easy!
The advice people give you is a long string of clique’s and you can’t help but roll your eyes.
When 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?
Some days are harder than others…
and you sometimes believe the lies that no one needs you and giving up would be easier.
Because in the end, you just want to get out of this dark place…
But no one’s keeping you there which only makes you more angry and depressed.
So you give yourself a pep talk, and convince yourself that you can do one more day.
And then another.
Because it might not all be okay, but it’s worth pushing through to find out.
Nichole 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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