15 Things people with depression want you to know

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What people with depression want you to know
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Depression isn’t something to take lightly; it is something that should be taken seriously.For people suffering from depression it is tough because they just don’t talk about it. While for those people who don’t take depression seriously, I want you to understand what people with depression want you to know.

Now, check the list below to know more about it.

1. They don’t choose to be in that situation.
Depression is out of their control and they can’t do anything to stop it from happening. No one chooses to have a chemical imbalanced brain; it is a serious medical illness.

2. They feel like a burden.
Depression can cause to feel like an inconvenience to others. They sometimes feel like they’re too much to deal with and that they’re bringing others down, so they isolate themselves form others.

3. They don’t try to lose connection.
Having depression can be very difficult to keep contact with people. It’s truly not their intention to shut themselves out and isolate themselves.

4. Achievements that you see as small are big to them.
Sometimes just talking to someone about how they feel is an achievement to them. These achievements bring them a step closer to recovery and someday will be able to achieve bigger things.

5. They can also be happy.
They aren’t always having bad days. Truth is, depression is a mixture of good and bad days. Our moods fluctuate quite a lot and on good days we can feel like we are in control and that we can achieve something, even just going out with a friend for a coffee.

6. They appreciate your kind words.
It might be hard to know what to say and what to do to someone who’s suffering from depression, but your kind words can be helpful. It may not seem like they appreciate it but deep inside, they really do.

7. Your words can hurt them.
It may not seem like a big deal to you, but if it triggers their emotions they will dwell on it for weeks and probably tear them down inside too. It is hard for them to hear words of other people when they feel alone and as if everyone’s eyes are on them.

8. They aren’t sad.
Depression isn’t about sadness. They are mostly numb inside, it might sound stereotypical but it’s really the only way to describe how they feel.

9. They aren’t crazy.
Having depression can trigger thoughts, but getting help from psychologists doesn’t mean they are crazy. They just don’t know how to cope with things like some people can in tough situation.

10. They fight everyday.
They fight this battle everyday and it’s hard to find things when they find zero enjoyment in any of them. Their mind and body fight each other and it’s never ending.

11. They struggle with themselves.
They become unaware of everything, they even lose the sense of their own bodies.

12. Depression doesn’t define them.
Depression doesn’t define them or their character. They are also human beings, they just deal with things differently.

13. They can’t just snap it out.
You can’t just easily get out from it. It’s like a cage, that no matter how hard you try to get out, it overpowers you and there’s nothing you can do about it.

14. They don’t always have a reason why they feel depressed.
Depression can be triggered by life events but it doesn’t always have to be a reason as to why they feel depressed. in fact, they don’t have any reason and they couldn’t explain why they feel that way.

15. They aren’t weak.
They aren’t weak but instead, depression show strength because despite of feeling down, they continue working and getting through it.

It might take a lot of time before you get over it, but eventually I know you’ll feel better again. Always keep in mind that, whatever you’re going through right now, know that the pain won’t last forever. So, keep going!

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