Dos and Don’ts

Not all depression is created equal.

Not all depressive episodes are the same.

One good day does not mean we’re in remission.

Assuming that we are depressed because we aren’t trying hard enough or are lazy is hurtful.

We don’t need to look depressed for it to matter. Depression is INVISIBLE — we are struggling way more than you can see on the surface.

Depression is not a competition.

There is no one single factor that causes depression and it’s no ones fault.

We need reassurance because most of the time we feel like a burden. Validation is everything.

It’s a hard night. I’m feeling deeply hurt, invalidated and judged and i’m literally just trying not to die.

3 thoughts on “Dos and Don’ts

  1. You are giving more effort to just stay alive than most people spend on anything in their lives. You matter. You are worth the effort, time, and money. Your family needs you, and your death would effect a wide range of people negatively. Your life is improving the lives of others. You are not alone. Hugs…

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  2. I’m so sorry about your suffering! It is not your fault! It’s very clear from your blog that you are working incredibly hard to get better. Your strength and persistence in the face of your depression is admirable, amazing. And it’s worth it; this won’t last forever. Hanging on is worth it, and later on you will feel so grateful that you did. That’s been my own experience and I’ve seen it in the lives of many others. Please take hope from us. Sending warm hugs.

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