Depression

3 Jan

21 Things Nobody Tells You About Being Depressed

MINDS LIKE OURS

21 Things Nobody Tells You About Being Depressed

So you’re sad all the time and don’t want to do stuff. It’s actually way more complicated than that.

1. Most of the things people will say to help you are profoundly and dangerously unhelpful.

Thanks to a plethora of misinformation about what depression actually is, people often seem to think that saying things like “just be happier,” “don’t be depressed,” and “just try harder” are legitimate pieces of advice. They are not.

21 Things Nobody Tells You About Being Depressed

2. It physically hurts.

In the human body’s least amusing attempt at metaphor, many depressed people report physical symptoms like muscle ache, joint pain, and stabbing sensations in the chest. If you are depressed and feeling pain, check with your doctor to discuss possible causes.

21 Things Nobody Tells You About Being Depressed

3. Asking for help feels counterintuitive.

One of the many lies depression will…

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