A lot of us think depression is constant crying or a perpetual feeling of sadness or even a constant state of dressing in black. It’s numbness , a constant hollow feeling and the crazy thing is that nobody ever tells you that this emptiness weighs the most.
It creeps up on you. Before you know it you can’t stand the sight of yourself. You want to scream you lungs out , you want to yell to the high heavens. You want to shout but all you can say is “I’m fine”.
Our minds and bodies weren’t made for a constant state of depression. It’s a disease.
I remember a J.K Rowling quote “Sad hurts but it’s a healthy feeling. It is a necessary thing to feel. Depression is very different.” It is really different ,every breath is a war ,every thought is a battle and before you know it you start to lose those battles. We were never designed to deal with stuff alone. That’s not how we were created at all.
Support systems are so important. A trustworthy , non – judgmental support system.
I think another step is face that source of depression head on. Hiding is futile, Alcohol will be useless. Drugs will sadly only provide a temporary high.
Don’t be afraid to seek for help. Seek help from God, Seek help from Professionals , Don’t avoid people. It is nothing to be ashamed of beloved. Talk to someone. talk , talk , talk and talk some more. Bare your soul.
Start a healthy routine, eat healthy. Exercise even if it’s to take walks. Trust me it seems like it is a simple solution. but it goes a long way.
I don’t know if someone that needs this will ever read this post. But if you’re out there try as much as possible to stay alive. Because one day you will feel better, maybe not now but you will.
Just keep living until you’re alive again.