Depression is much more than being sad or having anxiety. Many times, people suffering from this state are not able to express their feelings and this makes it difficult for them to overcome depression.
Recently, a meaningful hashtag ##HowIFightDepression trended on Twitter for all the right reasons. People from around the world came together sharing their stories of fighting depression.
It's okay if you don't feel like getting out of bed. It's okay if you can't take a shower. It's okay if you lied & cancelled all plans. Depression is mentally exhausting. It's okay if all you did today was breathe. Mental illness is as real as physical one.#HowIFightDepression— Komal Shahid (@ArmedWithWords) June 19, 2019
As a student of psychology, now, i know i should talk to someone whenever i feel depressed. if you ever feel "depressed" don't take it lightly, talk to your friend and even talk to a stranger, (who never judge you) don't hold this feeling. Share.♥️#HowIFightDepression— Sundas kiran (@SundasKiran4) June 20, 2019
#HowIFightDepression— MentalHealthMillion (@MentalHealthMil) June 19, 2019
Depression is a liar.
If it tells you to isolate, don't.
If it tells you to self medicate, don't.
If it tells you to not eat, eat.
If it tells you to hide your suffering, tell someone.
Learn the language of depression, fight it, listen to your rational mind.
Remember that depression tells terrible lies. They are so believable when I'm in that dark place, but whever I crawl back out I can see clearly. You are so needed. Trust me. #HowIFightDepression— Jenny Lawson (@TheBloggess) June 19, 2019
I re-calibrate my definition of “successful” and “productive” and celebrate the tiny victories instead.— Elizabeth Esther (@elizabethesther) June 19, 2019
1. Getting out of bed. YAY!
2. Shower. DOUBLE YAY!
3. Getting dressed. I AM WINNING SO HARD!#HowIFightDepression
#HowIFightDepression— Nic Allis (@allis_nic) June 19, 2019
• Write it down — no matter what the thoughts may be
• Be honest and open about it
• Enjoy the little things
• Remember to laugh
• Feel it — let the emotions flow
• Remember that nobody is alone in this never ending battle... pic.twitter.com/CB9OoPPOlj
#HowIFightDepression - no matter how you do it, fight it. Remember that Depression is a liar - it takes real concerns & blows them out of proportion, obscures ability to see or believe in solutions, tells you ur stupid for even trying. Depression is a liar. Tell it to Fuck off.— Ed the Sock (@EdtheSock) June 19, 2019
I resisted taking meds up until a year ago. I thought if I took them I wouldn’t be funny or creative anymore. I have no idea how I made it through every day before them. Everything isn’t perfect now, but it has gotten better every day since I asked for help. #HowIFightDepression— Mike Primavera (@primawesome) June 19, 2019
You have to be uncomfortable enough to make a change. There came a point in dealing with depression, at least for me, that I said "I'm tired of feeling this way."— Adam Savidan (@WakeUpSuper) June 19, 2019
Biggest thing I learned during my time in therapy. I'm still working on it.#HowIFightDepression
It's okay if you don't feel like getting out of bed. It's okay if you can't take a walk. It's okay if you lied & cancelled all plans. Depression is mentally exhausting. It's okay if all you did today was breathe. Stay strong my friends. #HowIFightDepression— Chase Marvil (@CHASEANDREWZ) June 19, 2019
I felt like a loser at the time going to see a doctor. It saved my life.— Tony Posnanski (@tonyposnanski) June 19, 2019
Honestly, depression steals joy and makes you believe you are worthless.
You aren’t. I assure you. I’m glad I got adjusted.
I’m glad I found the courage for help. #HowIFightDepression
Medication. Therapy. Exercise. Give myself one small task, and complete it; repeat the next day. Remind myself tons of others are fighting it too. #HowIFightDepression— Jeremy (@cinemasins) June 19, 2019
I take my medication.— Charley (@charleyywrites) June 19, 2019
I go to therapy.
I have people who help make sure I eat well.
I have dogs that comfort me and take me for walks.
Sometimes I win. Sometimes I lose.#HowIFightDepression
#HowIFightDepression By reminding myself that little things ARE accomplishments to be proud of. It is a big deal for me to get some cleaning done, or answer emails, or SING. Just because those things are easy for others, doesn't mean they aren't things for me to celebrate— Suzannah (@SuzannahCo) June 19, 2019
Remember that it's always okay to ask for help when you need it.