“Even for me life had its gleams of sunshine.”
― Charlotte Brontë, Jane Eyre
Here’s the thing…
1. Depression isn’t the same for everyone
2. Depression can express itself physically as well as emotionally.
3. Depression can be major, chronic, or a one time deal.
4. Depression does not discriminate, people do.
5. Depression is treatable… See your family Dr. or therapist.
6. Depression can trick your mind, remember, you are whole, you may feel broken, but really you are shattered. It will take time to mend those wounds.
7. Depression hurts, and is isolating, remember to stay connected even if it is online.
8. Depression needs a plan B and a safe friend. Make sure you have both.
9. Depression needs darkness to fester, always try to stay close to the light.
10. Depression hits men, women, children, teens and the elderly. Keep an eye open for your loved ones.
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“I remember asking myself one night, while I was curled up in the same old corner of my same old couch in tears yet again over the same old repetition of sorrowful thoughts, ‘Is there ANYTHING about this scene you can change, Liz?’ And all I could think to do was stand up, whle still sobbing, and try to balance on one foot in the middle of the living room. Just to prove that – while I couldn’t stop the tears or change my dismal interior dialogue – I was not yet totally out of control: at least I could cry hysterically while balanced on one foot.”
― Elizabeth Gilbert, Eat, Pray, Love