Depression. It’s NOT what YOU think.

🫣No.No. No

My hands felt like two balloons.
Now I’ve got that feeling once again.
I can’t explain you would not understand.
This is not how I am.
° Comfortably Numb

🙇 Depression.

It’s not a one time event.

It’s not a phase.

It’s not something that you can just get over.

😶 Yes,

It’s a word that tends to blanket symptoms if you don’t know what the cause is.

You may have experienced it but did not know it was #Depression.

It can be debilitating and put you into a comatose state and not wanting to move.

It can alter your weight for the worse or the better; for me I lost weight as I have no regular appetite.

🫢 Depression needs to be recognized for what it is; a disease of the mind that you need to ask or seek help for.

You cannot continue going on with your life and not experiencing the beauty of what the world delivers because you just want to curl up.

I continue to have bouts of #Depression even with the Medications I take.

There are still some days I need to force myself out of bed, but those days are futher apart than before, but they still exist.

Let me explain how it feels in a few words.

😳 It’s like running up a hill without eating a proper meal before. It’s pure exhaustion that wants to take over my mind and makes my body ache with pain for no reaon.

Even though this still continues, it is getting better than before but not to point that I can say I am functional 7 days out of 7 as it just shows up knocks on the door and says

“Hello there, is it me you are looking for?
I can see it in your eyes but not in your smile.”

👉Stop, look and listen to your own symptoms and seek help.

👉Stop, look and listen to your friend symptoms and seek help for them.

Just Stop.

Just Look.

Just Listen.

🙌 …and finally let your pride go and seek the help you need.

📣 Seeking help is a sign of STRENGTH and NOT weakness.

This will not go away on its own.

This will not disappear over night.

🫡 This is part of who you are and you need to accept it before it’s too late.

Here are a some lyrics from The Day I Tried to Live by SoundGarden that helps me reflect when I need to the  most.

I woke the same
As any other day except a voice was in my head
It said, “Seize the day
Pull the trigger, drop the blade and watch the rolling heads”

The day I tried to live
I stole a thousand beggar’s change
And gave it to the rich, yeah
The day I tried to win
I dangled from the power lines
And let the martyrs stretch, yeah

Singing one more time around (might do it)
One more time around (might make it)
One more time around (might do it)
One more time around (might make it)
The day I tried to live, yeah

Words you say
Never seem to live up to the ones inside your head
The lives we make
Never seem to ever get us anywhere but dead

The day I tried to live
I wallowed in the blood and mud
With all the other pigs, hey

– Soundgarden

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