“ Depression isn’t always crying your mascara off in the shower and playing sad songs in bed. Sometimes it’s not wanting to talk to anyone for days and other times it’s desperately needing to be around people. Sometimes depression is having no appetite even though you haven’t eaten anything since yesterday and sometimes it’s eating everything you have in the fridge. Depression isn’t your boyfriend holding you and telling you that it’s going to be okay. It’s sitting across the table, not eating, having him ask you what’s wrong and knowing that you’re ruining his night because you can’t seem to snap out of it and just be happy. It’s the frustrating feeling of desperately wanting to enjoy something and just be normal for once. It’s keeping things a secret from the people you love because you don’t want them to look at you like you’re broken. No, depression isn’t beautiful black and white images. Depression is lonely and frustrating and mostly just horribly exhausting. ”

— Midnight thoughts

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  1. I’ve been there, and back again. I would rather never visit that place, in life, again. I know that feeling. I listen, and try and be available for those drifting into that deep dark place. I know I have no power to pull them out, but I am there, just in case.

  2. It’s okey and normal for all of us human beings to be into this kind of moment in our lives- to be depressed over something- over some things, over a frustration, over an experience- generally bad.

    As long as we know how to handle this kind of moment- nothing to lose but to learn- to learn how it is to be stronger…how it is to take care of ourselves. This moment will just pass.

    1. Arlene no. No it doesn’t pass. Ever. Until you check out. Then and only then is it over.

  3. Depressions are cruel! But I like Arlenes comment. That it is possible learn how to handle!

  4. The previous comments are true for “situational” depression. Clinical depression is deeper and much more complex. The coping skills learned that are described in your comments can be very effective for situational depression and everyday life’s ups and downs, but one can have a pocket full of tools for coping that are ineffective when one is inflicted with undiagnosed/ untreated clinical depression.

  5. Thank you Mary. You’re right. And then there is the ten percent of us for whom no medication, no treatment and no therapy works. We were created to be miserable.

  6. Hello commenter Spots…we are not created to be miserable please…life is good even if there are lots of trials and burdens…to have breathed every second is a miracle and a happiness to think of….your family and friends are there for you….we are even there for you…we are there and here for each other…even if thru this page, we got to know a part of each other’s self…

    You are a blessed Spots….we are….

  7. God knew each of us at creation and in the womb; we are His creation, destined from the beginning of time to be what we are.

    Obviously I was destined to be God’s personal chew toy, but it is what it is.

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