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437 Relatable Depression Quotes That Capture How You Feel

1. Please remember that having a bad day does not mean you have – or will have – a bad life.


2. A child's mental health is just as important as their physical health and deserves the same quality of support. No one would feel embarrassed about seeking help for a child if they broke their arm. — Kate Middleton​


3. If sometimes all you want is for someone to acknowledge just how difficult struggling with depression is, then here’s your acknowledgement. We understand, and we’re proud of you for not giving up.


4. That’s the thing about depression: A human being can survive almost anything, as long as she sees the end in sight. But depression is so insidious, and it compounds daily, that it’s impossible to ever see the end.” – Elizabeth Wurtzel, Prozac Nation


5. Depression is like a heavy blanket. It covers all of me, and it’s hard to get up. But there’s comfort in it too. I know who I am when I’m under it. – Unknown


6. She hurts and she cries. But you can't see the depression in her eyes. Because she just smiles...


7. So you try to think of someone else you're mad at, and the unavoidable answer pops into your little warped brain: everyone.


8. “Depression isn’t just being a bit sad. It’s feeling nothing. It’s not wanting to be alive anymore."


9. There are wounds that never show on the body that are deeper and more hurtful than anything that bleeds.


10. In the silence of night I have often wished for just a few words of love from one man, rather than the applause of thousands of people.” ― Judy Garland


11. All your quirks and all your problems - even your depressions and your failures - that's what makes you you.


12. When you're lost in those woods, it sometimes takes you a while to realize that you are lost. For the longest time, you can convince yourself that you've just wandered off the path, that you'll find your way back to the trailhead any moment now. Then night falls again and again, and you still have no idea where you are, and it's time to admit that you have bewildered yourself so far off the path that you don't even know from which direction the sun rises anymore.” ― Elizabeth Gilbert


13. I tend to get pretty depressed and I have some issues with anxiety and things like that ... For me, it's more psychological. Exercise is a means of expelling those demons.. — Ryan Reynolds


14. When you're surrounded by all these people, it can be even lonelier than when you're by yourself. You can be in a huge crowd, but if you don't feel like you can trust anybody or talk to anybody, you feel like you're really alone.


15. Being imperfect doesn’t mean you’re unworthy. It means you’re human.


16. Every thought is a battle. Every breath is a war, and I don’t think I’m winning anymore.”








I don't want any more of this try, try again stuff. I just want out. I've had it. I am so tired. I am twenty and I am already exhausted."


17. Depression is your body saying, 'I don't want to be this character anymore. I don't want to hold up this avatar that you've created in the world. It's too much for me. You should think of the word 'depressed' as 'deep rest.' Your body needs to be depressed. It needs deep rest from the character that you've been trying to play.. — Jim Carrey


18. Starting today, stop keeping track of all the mistakes you’ve ever made. It’s time to forgive yourself and start being your own best friend.


19. Depression is not the end of everything, there are treatments that help in dealing and coping with this dark and deep pain and pathos felt. Reading the anecdotes of those who beautifully won over depression and are living successful and happier lives is inspiring for those still fighting, because if they could do it, so could you.


20. “I have depression. But I prefer to say, “I battle depression” instead of “I suffer” with it. Because depression hits, but I hit back. Battle on.”


21. I wish I could go back to a time when I could smile and it didn't take everything in me to do it.


22. The worst kind of sad is not being able to explain why.


23. Sometimes you have to fight through your worst days in order to earn the best days of your life.


24. No matter how far you’ve travelled down the wrong road, you can always turn around and get back on the right track.


25. Never put the key to your happiness in someone else’s pocket.


26. Recovery often involves doing what you should do instead of what you want to do. But in the end, it is so, so worth it.


27. If someone doesn’t respect you, appreciate you and value you, then they don’t deserve you.


28. I am terrified by this dark thing that sleeps in me; All day I feel its soft, feathery turnings, its malignity.” ― Sylvia Plath, Ariel


29. I think the saddest people always try their hardest to make people happy because they know what it’s like to feel absolutely worthless, and they don’t want anyone else to feel like that. – Robin Williams


30. We cannot in a minute get rid of unhealthy habits we’ve been practising for a lifetime. That’s why it takes time for therapy to work.


31. I want to tell you how to help me. I want you to tell me what I need. I wish I could.


32. One of the things that baffles me (and there are quite a few) is how there can be so much lingering stigma with regards to mental illness, specifically bipolar disorder. In my opinion, living with manic depression takes a tremendous amount of balls. Not unlike a tour of Afghanistan (though the bombs and bullets, in this case, come from the inside). At times, being bipolar can be an all-consuming challenge, requiring a lot of stamina and even more courage, so if you're living with this illness and functioning at all, it's something to be proud of, not ashamed of. They should issue medals along with the steady stream of medication.”― Carrie Fisher, Wishful Drinking


33. “Please try not to judge how someone is dealing with a pain you have never experienced.”


34. There comes a time when you have to stop crossing oceans for people who wouldn’t jump puddles for you.


35. I didn’t want my picture taken because I was going to cry. I didn’t know why I was going to cry, but I knew that if anybody spoke to me or looked at me too closely the tears would fly out of my eyes and the sobs would fly out of my throat and I’d cry for a week. I could feel the tears brimming and sloshing in me like water in a glass that is unsteady and too full.” ― Sylvia Plath


36. I didn’t want to wake up. I was having a much better time asleep. And that’s really sad. It was almost like a reverse nightmare, like when you wake up from a nightmare you’re so relieved. I woke up into a nightmare.


37. When you’re surrounded by all these people, it can be lonelier than when you’re by yourself. You can be in a huge crowd, but if you don’t feel like you can trust anyone or talk to anybody, you feel like you’re really alone.” ― Fiona Apple


38. Those with a grateful mindset tend to see the message in the mess. And even though life may knock them down, the grateful find reasons, if even small ones, to get up.


39. There is no point treating a depressed person as though she were just feeling sad, saying, ‘There now, hang on, you’ll get over it.’ Sadness is more or less like a head cold – with patience, it passes. Depression is like cancer.” ― Barbara Kingsolver, The Bean Trees


40. No storm, not even the one in your life, can last forever. The storm is just passing over.


41. When you have depression simply existing is a full-time job.


42. If you have been brutally broken but still have the courage to be gentle to other living beings, then you're a badass with a heart of an angel.. — Keanu Reeves


43. Depression, suffering and anger are all part of being human.” – Janet Fitch


44. “Your mental health is more important than the test, the interview, the lunch date, the meeting, the family dinner, and the grocery-run. Take care of yourself.”


45. You are not worthless, you are not a failure, and you are not a loser. That voice saying you are is just your depression trying to trick you.


46. Grief is depression in proportion to circumstance; depression is grief out of proportion to circumstance.


47. When people don’t know exactly what depression is, they can be judgmental.” – Marion Cotillard


48. Maybe we all have darkness inside of us and some of us are better at dealing with it than others.” ― Jasmine Warga, My Heart and Other Black Holes


49. Never, ever, ever, ever, ever give up on yourself. As long as you keep on fighting, then you can beat your depression.


50. Recovery does not happen linearly. Sometimes you’ll have bad days, sometimes you’ll have setbacks, and sometimes you’ll feel so low and broken that you’ll want to give up. But if you keep taking little steps forward, you’ll eventually get there.


51. Try not to get so comfortable with your demons that you accept them as being a part of you. Instead, seek help so that you can work on liberating yourself from them.


52. It’s not all bad. Heightened self-consciousness, apartness, an inability to join in, physical shame and self-loathing—they are not all bad. Those devils have been my angels. Without them I would never have disappeared into language, literature, the mind, laughter and all the mad intensities that made and unmade me.” ― Stephen Fry, Moab Is My Washpot


53. No matter who gives up on you, don’t you ever give up on yourself.


54. “You are strong for surviving.”


55. Numbing the pain for a while will make it worse when you finally feel it.


56. I am not using my depression as an excuse. Trust me, I’d give anything to function “normally” on a day to day basis.


57. “It felt like this was never going to end. The world wasn’t going to stop crashing down until there was nothing left of me but dust.”


58. Colour blindness is a deficiency in the way we perceive colours. Depression is like colour blindness as people only see one side of the world and getting indulged in their own thinking. Like colour blind people are consistently being told how colourful the world is in reality, depressed people also are told how the world is much more than solely their thoughts.


59. Did you know that forcing yourself to be happy is a warning sign of depression? Talk about your feelings. Don't force that smile.


60. I was born with a great awareness of my surroundings and other people ... Sometimes that awareness is good, and sometimes I wish I wasn't so sensitive.. — Scarlett Johansson​


61. Sometimes when I say “I’m OK, I need someone to look me in the eyes, hug me tight and say “I know you are not


62. It's common to have negative thoughts when you live with mental illness. Look at these examples of negative thoughts. Are yours similar or the same?


63. If you feel like you aren't functioning normally, it could be due to depression's symptom of 'brain fog'. Keep in mind that this is only a symptom -- it will lessen in time.


64. You deserve as much love and support as anybody else.


65. A big part of depression is feeling really lonely, even if you're in a room full of a million people.. — Lilly Singh


66. You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it, but if you never give up, you will get there eventually.


67. I need one of those long hugs where you kinda forget whatever else is happening around you for a minute.


68. The only thing more exhausting than being depressed is pretending that you're not.


69. Just a reminder: it is NOT selfish to put your recovery first. Rather, it’s necessary in order to make sure that everything else doesn’t come last.


70. “You will feel better than this, maybe not yet, but you will. You just keep living until you are alive again.”


71. “Anyone who has actually been that sad can tell you that there’s nothing beautiful or literary or mysterious about depression.”


72. No one realizes how strong someone with depression has to be just to do daily stuff like shower, brush hair or get out of bed.


73. The World Health Organisation estimates that 350 million people suffer from depression worldwide. We know it may not seem like it, but you are NOT alone.


74. I drank to drown my pain, but the damned pain learned how to swim.


75. What I would tell kids going through anxiety, which I have and can relate to, is that you're so normal. Everyone experiences a version of anxiety or worry in their lives, and maybe we go through it in a different or more intense way for longer periods of time, but there's nothing wrong with you. To be a sensitive person that cares a lot, that takes things in in a deep way is actually part of what makes you amazing... I wouldn't trade it for the world, even when there are really hard times. Don't ever feel like you're a weirdo for it because we're all weirdos.. — Emma Stone​


76. Depression is living in a body that fights to survive, with a mind that tries to die. – Unknown


77. In addition to my other numerous acquaintances, I have one more intimate confidant… My depression is the most faithful mistress I have known — no wonder, then, that I return the love.” ― Soren Kierkegaard, Either/Or: A Fragment of Life


78. Perhaps depression is caused by asking oneself too many unanswerable questions.”― Miriam Toews, Swing Low


79. Sometimes, what a person needs is not a brilliant mind that speaks, but a patient heart that listens.


80. Listen to the people who love you. Believe that they are worth living for even when you don’t believe it. Seek out the memories depression takes away and project them into the future. Be brave; be strong; take your pills. Exercise because it’s good for you even if every step weighs a thousand pounds. Eat when food itself disgusts you. Reason with yourself when you have lost your reason.” ― Andrew Solomon, The Noonday Demon: An Atlas of Depression


81. “I wanted to talk about it. Damn it. I wanted to scream. I wanted to yell. I wanted to shout about it. But all I could was whisper “I’m fine.”


82. Our sorrows and wounds are healed only when we touch them with compassion.


83. I'm exhausted from trying to be stronger than I feel.


84. Crying is one of the highest devotional songs. One who knows crying, knows spiritual practice. If you can cry with a pure heart, nothing else compares to such a prayer. Crying includes all the principles of Yoga.” ― Kripalvanandji


85. Every man has his secret sorrows which the world knows not; and often times we call a man cold when he is only sad.” ― Henry Wadsworth Longfellow


86. Be proud of who you are, instead of ashamed of how someone else sees you.


87. You don’t understand depression until you can’t stand your own presence in an empty room. – Unknown.


88. In any given moment, we have two choices: to step forward into growth, or step backwards into safety. Stepping backwards may make us feel better in the short term, but stepping forwards will undoubtedly make us feel better in the long term.


89. Related: What Not To Say To Someone Dealing With Depression


90. Don’t compare your progress with that of others. After all, we all need our own time to travel our own distance.


91. “My body and heart weren’t made for this. I’m tired of being tired and I’m tired of being sad.”


92. Healing is a process, not an event. Give it time. Good things happen to those who never give up.


93. Depression is feeling like you’ve lost something but having no clue when or where you last had it. Then one day you realize what you lost is yourself.” — Anonymous


94. “Hold on to this hope: You can get better from depression.”


95. You’re allowed to scream. You’re allowed to cry. You’re allowed to fall apart. But you are not allowed to give up.


96. The lotus is the most beautiful flower, whose petals open one by one. But it will only grow in the mud. In order to grow and gain wisdom, first you must have the mud — the obstacles of life and its suffering. ... The mud speaks of the common ground that humans share, no matter what our stations in life. ... Whether we have it all or we have nothing, we are all faced with the same obstacles: sadness, loss, illness, dying and death. If we are to strive as human beings to gain more wisdom, more kindness and more compassion, we must have the intention to grow as a lotus and open each petal one by one. ” ― Goldie Hawn


97. I have depression. But I prefer to say, 'I battle' depression instead of 'I suffer' with it. Because depression hits, but I hit back. Battle on.” — Anonymous


98. Remember: Your illness does not define you. Your strength and your courage does.


99. Depression is like a bruise that never goes away. A bruise in your mind. You just got to be careful not to touch it where it hurts. It's always there, though.” ― Jeffrey Eugenides, The Marriage Plot


100. I understand your pain. Trust me, I do. I’ve seen people go from the darkest moments in their lives to living a happy, fulfilling life. You can do it too. I believe in you. You are not a burden. You will NEVER BE a burden.. — Sophie Turner


101. Don’t let negative, toxic, insecure people drag you down to their level.


102. Sometimes, you just need to cry your eyes out to be able to keep going. And you know what? That's OK.


103. Just because you’re going through a rough patch, it doesn’t mean you always will be. Recovery is possible. We promise you.


104. Remember that life’s greatest lessons are usually learned at the worst times and from the worst mistakes.


105. MYTH: You will be depressed forever. FACT: With the right help, you can beat your depression and go on to live a happy, healthy, fulfilling life.


106. Saying I'm tired" when you're actually sad."


107. Just because your life may not have turned out the way you’d planned, it doesn’t mean that it won’t turn out OK.


108. The most beautiful thing in the world is a smile that has struggled through tears.


109. We know you’re tired, tired and scared. Happens to everyone, okay? Just don’t let your feet stop.


110. We hide to try our feelings, but we forget that our eyes speak.


111. “You smile, but you wanna cry. You talk, but you wanna be quiet. You pretend like you’re happy but you aren’t.”


112. Having anxiety and depression is like being scared and tired at the same time. It’s the fear of failure but no urge to be productive. It’s wanting friends but hating to socialize. It’s wanting to be alone but not wanting to be lonely. It’s caring about everything, then caring about nothing. It’s feeling everything at once, then feeling paralyzingly numb. – Unknown


113. If you’ve ever had suicidal thoughts, then we’re glad you’re still here. Keep holding on.


114. That's the thing about depression: A human being can survive almost anything, as long as she sees the end in sight. But depression is so insidious, and it compounds daily, that it's impossible to ever see the end. The fog is like a cage without a key.


115. Truth is everybody is going to hurt you: you just gotta find the ones worth suffering for.


116. Depression has nothing to do with having a bad day or being sad.


117. Never forget that walking away from something unhealthy is a very brave thing to do – even if you stumble a little on your way out the door.


118. Hope is one of the most powerful emotions a person can have. Combine it with determination and there’s no stopping you.


119. The best cure for worry, depression, melancholy, brooding, is to go deliberately forth and try to lift with one’s sympathy the gloom of somebody else


120. Self-help for depression is a viable method to ease the symptoms of depression. You too can 'battle' depression instead of 'suffer' from it.


121. Every person wants to heal, to feel better. So to say they ‘battle’ depression rather than saying that they ‘suffer’ from depression helps them deal and cope with it better, and will motivate them to always fight back.


122. Don’t change so people will like you. Be yourself and the right people will love the real you.


123. Find meaning. Distinguish melancholy from sadness. Go out for a walk. Do not be afraid of spending quality time by yourself. Find meaning or don’t find meaning but ‘steal’ some time and give it freely and exclusively to your own self. Opt for privacy and solitude. That doesn’t make you antisocial or cause you to reject the rest of the world. But you need to breathe. And you need to be.


124. “Depression is like a bruise that never goes away. A bruise in your mind. You just got to be careful not to touch it where it hurts. It’s always there though.”


125. Even if you can’t see any reason to keep on going, then it doesn’t mean that there aren’t any. It just means that in that moment, your depression is telling you even more lies than usual.


126. Some friends don't understand this. They don't understand how desperate I am to have someone say, I love you and I support you just the way you are because you're wonderful just the way you are. They don't understand that I can't remember anyone ever saying that to me. I am so demanding and difficult for my friends because I want to crumble and fall apart before them so that they will love me even though I am no fun, lying in bed, crying all the time, not moving. Depression is all about If you loved me you would.”― Elizabeth Wurtzel, Prozac Nation


127. There is no point treating a depressed person as though she were just feeling sad, saying, ‘There now, hang on, you’ll get over it.’ Sadness is more or less like a head cold- with patience, it passes. Depression is like cancer.


128. Whenever you find yourself doubting how far you can go, just remind yourself how far you have come. Remind yourself of everything you have faced, all the battles you have won, and all the fears you have overcome.


129. Sometimes just the thought of facing the day feels like broken glass in my soul.


130. Depression is being colorblind and constantly told how colorful the world is.” — Atticus, Love Her Wild


131. You are brave, courageous and strong for continuing to fight an illness that nobody else can see.


132. “Mental pain is less dramatic than physical pain, but it is more common and also more hard to bear. The frequent attempt to conceal mental pain increases the burden: it is easier to say, 'My tooth is aching' than to say, 'My heart is broken.' ― C.S. Lewis, The Problem of Pain


133. It’s so difficult to describe depression to someone who’s never been there because it’s not sadness. -J.K. Rowling


134. Scars tell where we have been. They do not have to dictate where we are going.


135. There are wounds that never show on the body that are deeper and more hurtful than anything that bleeds.” ― Laurell K. Hamilton, Mistral’s Kiss


136. Remember, breakdowns can create breakthroughs. Sometimes, things fall apart so that other things can fall together.


137. My silence is just another word for my pain.


138. It's not always the tears that measure the pain. Sometimes it's the smile we fake.


139. “I am not using my depression as an excuse. Trust me, I’d give anything to function “normally” on a day to day basis.”


140. “I have depression. But I prefer to say “I battle” depression instead of “I suffer” with it. Because depression hits, but I hit back. Battle on.”


141. I miss the person I used to be.


142. When everything feels like an uphill struggle, just think of the view from the top.


143. The worst type of crying wasn’t the kind everyone could see–the wailing on street corners, the tearing at clothes. No, the worst kind happened when your soul wept and no matter what you did, there was no way to comfort it. A section withered and became a scar on the part of your soul that survived. For people like me and Echo, our souls contained more scar tissue than life.” ― Katie McGarry, Pushing the Limits


144. “The sun is a daily reminder that we too can rise again from the darkness, that we too can shine our own light.”


145. “Stay strong, your story isn’t over yet.”


146. That’s the thing about depression: A human being can survive almost anything, as long as she sees the end in sight. But depression is so insidious, and it compounds daily, that it’s impossible to ever see the end.


147. “No matter how bad things are right now. No matter how stuck you feel. No matter how many days you’ve spent crying and wishing things were different. No matter how hopeless and depressed you feel. I promise you that you won’t feel this way forever. Keep going.”


148. If you do everything you can to keep on fighting, then even if they don’t tell you, there’ll be people who’ll find your plight with depression inspiring.


149. Depression engulfs all your thoughts. The world seems like a dark place, with no hope, no light. Other things which seemed interesting once now seem dull and hopeless.


150. “I had everything I needed to be happy. And yet, for much of the last year, I felt unhappy. I started taking an antidepressant, which helped and I started sharing the news with friends and family—I felt like everyone deserved an explanation, and I didn’t know how else to say it other than the only way I know: just saying it. It got easier and easier to say it aloud every time. — Chrissy Teigen


151. When your depression says, “Give up”, hope whispers, “Try one more time”.


152. Related: Songs about Depression


153. Depression isn't a war you win. It's a battle you fight every day. You never stop, never get to rest. It's one bloody fray after another.” ― Shaun David Hutchinson, We Are the Ants


154. No amount of love can cure madness or unblacken one's dark moods. Love can help, it can make the pain more tolerable, but, always, one is beholden to medication that may or may not always work and may or may not be bearable”― Kay Redfield Jamison, An Unquiet Mind: A Memoir of Moods and Madness


155. Do you want to be in your own story or on the outside writing about it? Everyone battles fear and uncertainty every day. However, the only failure in life is believing that your value relies on other people’s approval or resources. The reality is this: When you are living your authentic self and not how people want you to act, then you are free to use the full spectrum of your creativity and gifts. People don’t need resources to get out of any life situation. They need creativity to create resources. When you realize that, becoming stuck is impossible.


156. Related: Signs of High-Functioning Depression


157. It is better to be an imperfect version of yourself than a perfect version of somebody else.


158. It was almost like a reverse nightmare, like when you wake up from a nightmare you're so relieved. I woke up into a nightmare.


159. “I feel so disconnected from the world, and I feel like no one even notices me or cares about me anymore.”


160. Don’t ruin a good day by thinking about the possibility of a bad day in the future. Just enjoy the present moment.


161. No one is ever too broken, too scarred or too far-gone to recover. If you keep on fighting, then anything’s possible.


162. During depression the world disappears. Language itself. One has nothing to say. Nothing. No small talk, no anecdotes. Nothing can be risked on the board of talk. Because the inner voice is so urgent in its own discourse: How shall I live? How shall I manage the future? Why should I go on?


163. “Depression is not the same as sadness.”


164. Depression isn’t a war you win. It’s a battle you fight every day. You never stop, never get to rest. It’s one bloody fray after another.


165. “I am sad all the time and the sadness is so heavy that I can’t get away from it.


166. One day, if not already, your refusal to give up will inspire someone else.


167. I have probably been very close to a complete breakdown on numerous occasions when all sorts of grief and sort of lies and misconceptions and everything are coming to you from every angle.. — Prince Harry


168. Always try to end the day with a positive thought. No matter how hard things are, tomorrow is a fresh opportunity to make everything better.


169. I am so demanding and difficult for my friends because I want to crumble and fall apart before them so that they will love me even though I am no fun, lying in bed, crying all the time, not moving. Depression is all about If you loved me you would.


170. I am bent, but not broken. I am scarred, but not disfigured. I am sad, but not hopeless. I am tired, but not powerless. I am angry, but not bitter. I am depressed, but not giving up.” — Anonymous


171. Please remember that you’re capable, brave and loved – even when it feels like you’re not.


172. “People think depression is sadness. People think depression is crying. People think depression is dressing in black. But people are wrong. Depression is a constant feeling of being numb. Being numb to emotions, being numb to life. You wake up in the morning just to go back to bed again.”


173. Running away from your problems is a race you’ll never win. Instead, reach out for help and try to confront them.


174. It's not the feeling of completeness I need, but the feeling of not being empty.


175. “You're not a bad person for the ways you tried to kill your sadness.”


176. Guilt is toxic. Reliving the same mistake over and over again is torture. Constantly criticising and blaming yourself is bullying. Break free of this cycle. Reflect. Learn. Grow. Love yourself. Forgive yourself.


177. Depression is living in a body that fights to survive, with a mind that tries to die.


178. Medication does its work for severe depression where daily functioning is crucially affected, but along with it, the support of loved ones, and therapy and counselling can do wonders.


179. I'm not sure if I'm depressed. I mean, I'm not sad, but I'm not exactly happy either. I can laugh and joke and smile during the day, but sometimes when I'm alone at night I forget how to feel.


180. Today, you don’t need to have all the answers. You just need to know what to do next.


181. Perhaps you’ve been assigned this mountain to show others that it can be moved.


182. “If you know someone who’s depressed, please resolve never to ask them why. Depression isn’t a straightforward response to a bad situation; depression just is, like the weather.”


183. Sometimes I wonder if I will ever be happy with myself. I worry that if I can't be happy with myself, then nobody will ever be happy with me.


184. Depression is feeling like you're lost something but having no clue when or where you last had it. Then one day you realize what you lost is yourself.


185. One of the most dangerous myths surrounding depression is that it is a life sentence, when in reality, if you seek the right help and keep on fighting, you CAN recover, and live a happy, healthy, depression-free life.


186. Mental illness is NOT a life sentence.


187. There is no person in this whole world who is a mistake, no matter how different that person may seem.


188. Would you be as critical to your loved ones as you are to yourself? That’s what we thought. Please, be kind to yourself.


189. People don't die from suicide, they die from sadness.


190. Making mistakes does not mean you’ve failed. Rather, it means you had the courage to try, and if you learn from those mistakes, then you’ll soon succeed.


191. You say you’re ‘depressed’ — all I see is resilience. You are allowed to feel messed up and inside out. It doesn’t mean you’re defective — it just means you’re human.


192. I found that with depression, one of the most important things you could realize is that you're not alone.. — Dwayne Johnson


193. Hating yourself will never, ever get you as far as loving yourself will.


194. Depression is not just sadness. Many people suffer from depression, but the stigma related to it makes them hesitant to open up. And without opening up, it can be hard for you to know if anyone in your near and dear ones is struggling with depression.


195. Don’t be ashamed of the times you fell. Instead, be proud of all the times you got back up.


196. Never forget that you are worthy of love and respect.


197. There's nothing more depressing than having it all and still feeling sad.


198. Don’t ruin a good day by thinking about the possibility of a bad day in the future. Just enjoy the present moment :)


199. Sometimes it’s OK if the only thing you did today was breathe.


200. Don’t carry your mistakes around with you. Instead, place them under your feet and use them as stepping stones.


201. This is just a little reminder that you deserve to be treated as well as you treat everybody else. Don’t accept anything less!


202. Depression is a war. Don’t give up just because you lost a battle.


203. Someone failing to see the best in you does not diminish your worth as a person.


204. Right now, stop whatever you’re doing and think of all the things in life that you are grateful for. This is a really easy way to lift your mood!


205. I’m not better, you know. The weight hasn’t left my head. I feel how easily I could fall back into it, lie down and not eat, waste my time and curse wasting my time, look at my homework and freak out and go and chill at Aaron’s, look at Nia and be jealous again, take the subway home and hope that it has an accident, go and get my bike and head to the Brooklyn Bridge. All of that is still there. The only thing is, it’s not an option now. It’s just… a possibility, like it’s a possibility that I could turn to dust in the next instant and be disseminated throughout the universe as an omniscient consciousness. It’s not a very likely possibility.” ― Ned Vizzini, It’s Kind of a Funny Story


206. Sometimes the hardest part of the journey is believing you’re worth the trip – but we’re here to tell you that you are.


207. You were given this life because you are strong enough to live it.


208. As Confucius said, our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we do.


209. You cannot protect yourself from sadness without protecting yourself from happiness.


210. The worst kind of pain is when you're smiling just to stop the tears from falling.


211. I'm the type of girl who smiles to make everyone's day. Even though I'm dying on the inside.


212. My brain and my heart are really important to me. I don't know why I wouldn't seek help to have those things be as healthy as my teeth. I go to the dentist. So why wouldn't I go to a shrink?. — Kerry Washington


213. If you’re feeling suicidal, write down your dreams. Block everything else out and picture them coming true. Use them as reasons to keep on fighting.


214. “When you’re depressed you don’t control your thoughts, your thoughts control you. I wish people would understand this.”


215. The world will not end if you do not figure everything out tonight, so stop pacing, stop sweating, and stop fretting. Instead, go to bed and start again tomorrow.


216. Being yourself is the prettiest thing you can be.


217. I want to be happy but something inside me screams that I do not deserve it.


218. Listen to positive people and ignore negative ones. After all, people who doubt, judge and disrespect you are not worth your energy.


219. When you’re depressed you don’t control your thoughts, your thoughts control you. I wish people would understand this.


220. If you’re thinking about giving up today, just live until tomorrow. And when you do, read this again.


221. Having depression is NOT a sign of weakness. It’s a sign of being human, and anyone who tells you otherwise doesn’t understand this illness.


222. That is all I want in life: for this pain to seem purposeful.” ― Elizabeth Wurtzel, Prozac Nation


223. Being an actress hasn't made me insecure. I was insecure long before I declared I was an actress.. — Amy Adams


224. On your good days, write down your reasons to keep on fighting. Then on your bad days, read over your list to give you strength.


225. “Sad hurts but it’s a healthy feeling. It is a necessary thing to feel. Depression is very different.”


226. Depression is being colorblind and constantly told how colorful the world is.


227. Don’t be upset or caught up with things or people you cannot change. Instead, move on, let go, and concentrate on what you can change.


228. “Sleep just isn’t sleep anymore, it’s an escape.”


229. I've got a bad case of the 3:00 am guilts — you know, when you lie in bed awake and replay all those things you didn't do right? Because, as we all know, nothing solves insomnia like a nice warm glass of regret, depression and self-loathing.” ― D.D. Barant, Dying Bites


230. Why does everything always feel worse at night?


231. Everyday is a second chance.” — Anonymous


232. What is depression like? It's like drowning. Except you can see everyone around you breathing."


233. It's hard to answer the question What's wrong?" when nothing's right."


234. Losing your life is not the worst thing that can happen. The worst thing is to lose your reason for living.”― Jo Nesbo


235. I need one of those long hugs where you kinda forget whatever else is happening around you for minute.” — Marilyn Monroe


236. They always call depression the blues, but I would have been happy to waken to a periwinkle outlook. Depression to me is urine yellow, washed out, exhausted miles of weak piss.”― Gillian Flynn, Sharp Objects


237. You hate when people see you cry because you want to be that strong girl. At the same time, though, you hate how nobody notices how torn apart and broken you are.


238. “There comes a point where you no longer care if there’s a light at the end of the tunnel or not. You’re just sick of the tunnel.”


239. Sometimes I just think depression’s one way of coping with the world. Like, some people get drunk, some people do drugs, some people get depressed. Because there’s so much stuff out there that you have to do something to deal with it.” ― Ned Vizzini, It’s Kind of a Funny Story


240. I was 25 years old. I had my own TV show. I was happy with my work, but I couldn't figure out what it was; it doesn't always make sense is my point. It's not just people who can't find a job, or can't fit in in society that struggle with depression sometimes.. — Jared Padalecki


241. Hope and depression are bitter rivals until one, always and inevitably, defeats the other.


242. You are NOT your illness. You have an individual story to tell. You have a name, a history, a personality. Staying yourself is part of the battle.


243. It’s not always the tears that measure the pain. Sometimes it’s the smile we fake. – Unknown


244. You sometimes think you want to disappear, but all you really want is to be found.








Sometimes you just need someone to tell you you're not as terrible as you think you are."


245. Even when I try to stir myself up, I just get irritated because I can't make anything come out. And in the middle of the night I lie here thinking about all this. If I don't get back on track somehow, I'm dead, that's the sense I get. There isn't a single strong emotion inside me.” ― Banana Yoshimoto


246. Try to understand the blackness, lethargy, hopelessness, and loneliness they’re going through. Be there for them when they come through the other side. It’s hard to be a friend to someone who’s depressed, but it is one of the kindest, noblest, and best things you will ever do.” ― Stephen Fry


247. Maybe not today, tomorrow, or even in a year, but if you keep fighting and never give up, then things will eventually turn around, and you’ll be able to look back with relief and shout, ‘Yes! I made it!’


248. I feel lost inside of myself.


249. People think depression is sadness. That it’s crying and dressing in black, but people are wrong. Depression is the constant feeling of being numb. It’s being numb to emotions, being numb to life. You wake up in the morning just to go back to bed again. – Unknown


250. I didn't want to wake up. I was having a much better time asleep. And that's really sad. It was almost like a reverse nightmare, like when you wake up from a nightmare you're so relieved. I woke up into a nightmare.


251. Today, do one little thing to take better care of yourself. Then, do it again tomorrow.


252. There are times when explanations, no matter how reasonable, just don’t seem to help.


253. Never let someone who doesn’t know your value tell you how much you’re worth.


254. “When depression takes over and I can’t push through it, I have to close my door and shut the world out. It’s the only way I know how to survive.”


255. There is no point treating a depressed person as though she were just feeling sad, saying, 'There now, hang on, you'll get over it.' Sadness is more or less like a head cold- with patience, it passes. Depression is like cancer.


256. There are wounds that never show on the body that are deeper and more hurtful than anything that bleeds. – Laurell K. Hamilton


257. It is okay to have depression, it is okay to have anxiety and it is okay to have an adjustment disorder. We need to improve the conversation. We all have mental health in the same way we all have physical health.. — Prince Harry


258. Depression weighs you down like a rock in a river. You don't stand a chance. You can fight and pray and hope you have the strength to swim, but sometimes, you have to let yourself sink. Because you'll never know true happiness until someone or something pulls you back out of that river--and you'll never believe it until you realize it was you, yourself who saved you.” ― Alysha Speer


259. Depression on my left. Loneliness on my right. They don’t need to show me their badges. I know these guys very well.” ― Elizabeth Gilbert


260. Depression doesn't take away your talents—it just makes them harder to find.. — Lady Gaga


261. Having anxiety and depression is like being scared and tired at the same time. It’s the fear of failure, but no urge to be productive. It’s wanting friends, but hate socializing. It’s wanting to be alone, but not wanting to be lonely. It’s feeling everything at once then feeling paralyzingly numb.” — Anonymous


262. That's the thing about depression: A human being can survive almost anything, as long as she sees the end in sight. But depression is so insidious, and it compounds daily, that it's impossible to ever see the end.


263. They flank me – depression on my left, loneliness on my right. They don’t need to show their badges. I know these guys very well.


264. In case you didn’t know: studies show that 80% of the things we worry about happening never actually happen.


265. Sometimes even to live is an act of courage.


266. “Nobody ever tells you that emptiness weighs the most.”


267. “And something inside me just...broke...That's the only way I could describe it.”


268. Depression is melancholy minus its charms.” ― Susan Sontag, Illness as Metaphor


269. She was drowning, but nobody saw her struggle.


270. But he [Depression] just gives me that dark smile, settles into my favorite chair, puts his feet on my table and lights a cigar, filling the place with his awful smoke. Loneliness watches and sighs, then climbs into my bed and pulls the covers over himself, fully dressed, shoes and all. He's going to make me sleep with him again tonight, I just know it.”― Elizabeth Gilbert,Eat, Pray, Love


271. I don’t want to do anything. I don’t even want to start this day because then I’ll just be expected to finish it.” ― Rainbow Rowell, Fangirl


272. Feelings seem vague, everything seems dreary. You feel like doing nothing, and somehow that feeling is the only thing you seem to understand.


273. You might feel so exhausted and overwhelmed from everything in life that you describe yourself as being ‘tired’ constantly. Not even resting or sleeping may help you fix this feeling.


274. Beautiful things happen when you distance yourself from negativity.


275. But once you notice any symptoms of depression in someone you love, let them know that you’re there for them. If you are near, offer a smile, and even if you are far from them, encourage them by sending messages of hope, love and recognition. It might not cure severe kind of depression completely, but it can be a relief for them to know that you have their back.


276. It is important not to suppress your feelings altogether when you are depressed. It is equally important to avoid terrible arguments or expressions of outrage. You should steer clear of emotionally damaging behavior. People forgive, but it is best not to stir things up to the point at which forgiveness is required. When you are depressed, you need the love of other people, and yet depression fosters actions that destroy that love. Depressed people often stick pins into their own life rafts. The conscious mind can intervene. One is not helpless.”― Andrew Solomon, The Noonday Demon: An Atlas of Depression


277. If you need a confidence booster, then remind yourself of all the difficult things you’ve endured and overcome.


278. I wanted to talk about it. Damn it. I wanted to scream. I wanted to yell. I wanted to shout about it. But all I could do was whisper, “I’m fine.” – Unknown.


279. Understanding the difference between healthy striving and perfectionism is critical to laying down the shield and picking up your life. Research shows that perfectionism hampers success. In fact, it's often the path to depression, anxiety, addiction, and life paralysis.” ― Brené Brown, The Gifts of Imperfection


280. “I am bent, but not broken. I am scarred, but not disfigured. I am sad, but not hopeless. I am tired, but not powerless. I am angry, but not bitter. I am depressed, but not giving up.”


281. When something goes wrong, take a moment to be thankful for all the things in your life that are going right.


282. It's so difficult to describe depression to someone who's never been there because it's not sadness.


283. Death is not the greatest loss in life. The greatest loss is what dies inside us while we live.


284. Admitting that you’re not OK is NOT a sign of weakness. It’s a sign of self-awareness, maturity, and emotional strength.


285. As Abraham Lincoln once said, if we magnified our successes as much as we magnified our disappointments, we’d all be much happier.


286. Dead, but not allowed to die. Alive, but as good as dead.”― Suzanne Collins


287. Life is ten percent what you experience and ninety percent how you respond to it.” ― Dorothy M. Neddermeyer


288. The silence depressed me. It wasn't the silence of silence. It was my own silence.


289. When you are happy, you enjoy the music. but when you are sad, you understand the lyrics.


290. You are the one thing in this world, above all other things, that you must never give up on. When I was in middle school, I was struggling with severe anxiety and depression and the help and support I received from my family and a therapist saved my life. Asking for help is the first step. You are more precious to this world than you'll ever know.. — Lili Reinhart


291. Related: Books About Depression


292. The loss of identity from depression is a real feeling. But, like most depression symptoms, you will find yourself again, and you will be glorious.


293. Never be ashamed of a scar. It simply means that you were stronger than whatever tried to hurt you.


294. Depression is feeling numb all the time. This feeling may become very overpowering at times. You hold on to life as if it were the only thing which is making you go through your day.


295. Relationships are like glass – sometimes it’s better to leave them broken than to hurt yourself trying to put them back together.


296. I went through a time where I was really depressed. Like, I locked myself in my room and my dad had to break my door down. It was a lot to do with, like, I had really bad skin, and I felt really bullied because of that. But I never was depressed because of the way someone else made me feel, I just was depressed.. — Miley Cyrus


297. If you know someone who’s depressed, please resolve never to ask them why. Depression isn’t a straightforward response to a bad situation; depression just is, like the weather.” — Stephen Fry


298. Hopelessness feels horrible. It's crushing and disappointing. It can make you feel too sick to help yourself. But like all things, it will end. You will feel hopeful again!


299. It's my experience that people are a lot more sympathetic if they can see you hurting, and for the millionth time in my life I wish for measles or smallpox or some other easily understood disease just to make it easier on me and also on them.” ― Jennifer Niven, All the Bright Places


300. Sometimes I'm sad and tired and miserable for no reason at all.


301. When you find the courage to let go of what you can’t change, you’ll take a giant leap forward in your quest to recover from depression.


302. People think depression is sadness. People think depression is crying. People think depression is dressing in black. But people are wrong. Depression is the constant feeling of being numb. Being numb to emotions, being numb to life. You wake up in the morning just to go to bed again.” — Anonymous


303. Journaling for self-care works. But sometimes, when you're depressed, it's challenging to know what to write. Why not try keeping a positivity journal? It's easy and can be as simple as a list.


304. I am not living. I am surviving.


305. You might be sad because you’ve been through a lot, but you should also be proud of yourself for being strong enough to make it through everything you’ve been through.


306. I didn’t know why I was feeling anxious or what was wrong with me, when I would go into public and feeling like I could vomit. I didn’t know why I wanted to sit on a couch while I was supposedly becoming something that everyone was so excited for me.. — Goldie Hawn


307. It is very hard to explain to people who have never known serious depression or anxiety the sheer continuous intensity of it. There is no off switch.” – Matt Haig


308. Just because your path is different, it doesn’t mean you’re lost.


309. It feels like everyone else is moving on with their lives while I am stuck here, in this hole that I can’t climb out of.”








There are wounds that never show on the body that are deeper and more hurtful than anything that bleeds."


310. Even the worst depressive episodes won’t last forever.


311. And then suddenly I became sad for no reason at all.


312. Most of the times, people may feel inadequate, not enough. They feel that they are not enough for others, which may make them feel useless, like broken things. They feel that they have no utility anymore because they feel dispirited.


313. Stop beating yourself up. You are a work in progress, which means you get there a little at a time, not all at once.


314. The past is like an anchor that holds you back. You have to be able to let go of who you were in order to become who you want to be.


315. I have depression. But I prefer to say “I battle” depression instead of “I suffer” with it. Because depression hits, but I hit back. Battle on.


316. “I want to sleep until I feel better.”


317. Whenever I have a good few months and I think I’ve gotten over the worst on my depression, it silently returns. This isn’t a battle I asked to fight. I’m tired of knowing it’s always coming back.” — Anonymous


318. One day, you’ll wake up and realise that the pain’s still there but that it doesn’t hurt quite as much as it used to. That’s when you’re on the road to healing.


319. In case no one told you today: you are beautiful. You are loved. You are needed. You are alive for a reason. You are stronger than you think, and if you keep on fighting, then you’re going to get through this.


320. Try not to be discouraged by setbacks. Instead, try to be encouraged by the fact that you have the chance to overcome them.


321. Sleep just isn’t sleep anymore, it’s an escape.


322. If you could read my mind, you wouldn't be smiling.”― Tamara Ireland Stone, Every Last Word


323. Don’t dwell on those who hold you down. Instead, cherish those who helped you up.


324. You say you’re ‘depressed’ – all I see is resilience. You are allowed to feel messed up and inside out. It doesn’t mean you’re defective – it just means you’re human.” ― David Mitchell, Cloud Atlas


325. “Depression exist without you knowing it, even denying it. It is not an illusion. You don’t even know you’re in it. It takes a while before you realize it.”


326. Depression isn’t pretty, but having depression doesn’t make you ugly. Anxiety is a burden, but having anxiety doesn’t make you a burden. Even though you’re struggling right now, you have nothing to be ashamed of. You are so, so much more than your problems, and you are a warrior for continuing to fight them.


327. Sometimes I get so sad. So sad that I completely shut down. I stare blankly at the wall and it doesn't matter what you say to me. Because at that moment. I don't exist.


328. Depression is a flaw in chemistry, not character.


329. If you’re worried about telling a friend that you struggle with depression, then remind yourself that you are one of 350 million people battling this illness. So, odds are that even if you don’t know it, one or more of your friends are fighting depression too but are similarly scared to reach out to you.


330. I disliked myself so intensely. It was just a mindset. I didn't know how to love myself. I didn't know how to love anybody.. — Anne Hathaway​


331. I'm very available to depression. I can slip in and out of it quite easily. It started when my granddad died, when I was about 10, and while I never had a suicidal thought, I have been in therapy, lots.. — Adele


332. Monsters are real, and ghosts are real too. They live inside us, and sometimes, they win.


333. I hate this feeling. Like I'm here, but I'm not. Like someone cares. But they don't. Like I belong somewhere else, anywhere but here.


334. Don’t worry if people think you’re crazy. You are crazy. You have that kind of intoxicating insanity that lets other people dream outside of the lines and become who they’re destined to be.” ― Jennifer Elisabeth, Born Ready: Unleash Your Inner Dream Girl


335. Depression is like a bruise that never goes away. A bruise in your mind. You just got to be careful not to touch it where it hurts. It’s always there though.


336. If you know someone who’s depressed, please resolve never to ask them why. Depression isn’t a straightforward response to a bad situation; depression just is, like the weather.


337. “If you are chronically down, it is a lifelong fight to keep from sinking.”


338. Mental illness is so much more complicated than any pill that any mortal could invent.” – Elizabeth Wintzel


339. I go through a lot of depression, and I know other people do, too, but I have an outlet that so many people don’t. If you have that inside of you and can’t get it out, what do you do?” – Billie Eilish


340. During your battle with depression, it is important to remember that someday, sometime you will feel better. Someday you would feel awake and alive instead of wanting to feel awake and alive.


341. When you say you suffer from a physical illness, you get sympathy. When you say you suffer from depression, you sometimes get blamed. We know it sucks, but at the very least, please take solace in the fact that you are not alone – as evidenced by the fact that 350 million people in the world struggle with depression.


342. And I knew it was bad when I woke up in the mornings and the only thing I looked forward to was going back to bed.


343. No-one ever injured their eyesight by looking on the bright side.


344. Is whatever you’re frustrated about worth ruining the hour, the day, the week?


345. I moved out of L.A., went into a severe depression, started seeing a therapist and had to go on antidepressants for the first time in my life. It was scary and lonely. I can't believe I came back from that point.. — Ellen DeGeneres


346. That is all I want in life: for this pain to seem purposeful.


347. Having depression does not mean you are weak, a failure, or worth less than anybody else. Please, don’t discriminate against yourself.


348. I thought by masking the depression with silence, the feelings might disappear.








My life is just one constant battle between wanting to be alone, but not wanting to be lonely."


349. Don’t hate yourself for everything you aren’t. Instead, love yourself for everything you are.


350. Even the darkest hour only has 60 minutes.


351. Always look for something positive in each day ... even if some days you need to look a little harder than others.


352. In the context of mental health, courage can be defined as the strength to ask for help.


353. You're like a grey sky. You're beautiful, even though you don't want to be.” ― Jasmine Warga, My Heart and Other Black Holes


354. I’ll never forget how the depression and loneliness felt good and bad at the same time. Still does.”― Henry Rollins, The Portable Henry Rollins


355. When you’re struggling with depression, it’s really important to schedule some time in for daily self-care that gives you a lift.


356. She says she's fine but she's going insane. She says she feels good but she's in a lot of pain. She says it's nothing but it's really a lot. she says she's okay. but really she's not.


357. If you’re going through a hard time right now, make sure you do something today that makes you smile.


358. Perhaps the butterfly is proof that you can go through a great deal of darkness yet become something beautiful again.


359. Sometimes, people resort to self-harm to relieve emotional pain. But there are self-harm alternatives that work.


360. Life is like a camera: focus on what’s important, capture the good times, develop from the negatives, and if things don’t work out, take another shot.


361. You may look happy to others. You may laugh at jokes, dance with others, sing along to songs, but inside, you still feel sad. Internally, you still feel lifeless.


362. “I miss me. The old me, the happy me, the bright me, the smiling me, the laughing me, the gone me.”


363. It's my mission to share this with the world and to let them know that there is life on the other side of those dark times that seem so hopeless and helpless. I want to show the world that there is life — surprising, wonderful and unexpected life after diagnosis.. — Demi Lovato ​


364. Crying doesn’t mean that you’re weak. Since birth, it’s always been a sign that you’re alive.


365. Depression does not make you a burden. What’s a burden is having to carry on fighting against an illness that no-one else can see.


366. When you focus on problems, you’ll have more problems. When you focus on possibilities, you’ll have more opportunities.


367. You are allowed to feel messed up and inside out. It doesn't mean you're defective - it just means you're human.


368. People who have never dealt with depression think it's just being sad or being in a bad mood. That's not what depression is for me; it's falling into a state of grayness and numbness.. — Dan Reynolds


369. All it takes is a beautiful fake smile to hide an injured soul and they will never notice how broken you really are.. — Robin Williams​


370. It’s hard for a person to beat depression, but it’s even harder for depression to beat a person who never gives up.


371. Almost everyone is overconfident—except the people who are depressed, and they tend to be realists.” ― Joseph T. Hallinan


372. Instead of counting your troubles, count all the joys you have in life as well.


373. The good news? Depression's cognitive dysfunction can and will wane. You will get your brain back.


374. When you’re depressed you don’t control your thoughts, your thoughts control you. I wish people understood that.” — Anonymous


375. Whenever you read a cancer booklet or website or whatever, they always list depression among the side effects of cancer. But, in fact, depression is not a side effect of cancer. Depression is a side effect of dying.


376. Depression makes you isolated. It's very hard to think of other people when you're wrapped in a prickly blanket of sadness and all you can think about is your own pain.


377. Finding the right therapist is a bit like dating ... sometimes you have to try a few before you find a good match.


378. I couldn’t be with people and I didn’t want to be alone. Suddenly my perspective whooshed and I was far out in space, watching the world. I could see millions and millions of people, all slotted into their lives; then I could see me—I’d lost my place in the universe. It had closed up and there was nowhere for me to be. I was more lost than I had known it was possible for any human being to be.” ― Marian Keyes, Anybody Out There?


379. Life has many chapters, and one bad one does not mean that it’s the end of the book.


380. “And if today all you did was hold yourself together, I’m proud of you.”


381. “You don’t understand depression until you can’t stand your own presence in an empty room.”


382. “It all starts with not wanting to get out of bed, that’s how you know you’re getting bad again.”


383. You look happy, but you don't feel happy. That's what depression does to you.


384. Take a shower, wash off the day. Drink a glass of water. Make the room dark. Lie down and close your eyes. Notice the silence. Notice your heart. Still beating. Still fighting. You made it, after all. You made it, another day. And you can make it one more. You’re doing just fine.” ― Charlotte Eriksson


385. When your depression tells you that it’s impossible to be free of it, it is LYING!


386. Things may seem gloomy ahead and you may feel like giving up, but if you don’t keep going, then you will never know what is just around the corner.


387. Depression is focusing on yourself; on your troubles and what is not right. You can’t be depressed if you are focusing on others. It’s impossible.


388. I don't want to see anyone. I lie in the bedroom with the curtains drawn and nothingness washing over me like a sluggish wave. Whatever is happening to me is my own fault. I have done something wrong, something so huge I can't even see it, something that's drowning me. I am inadequate and stupid, without worth. I might as well be dead.


389. Someday, everything will make perfect sense. So for now, laugh at the confusion, smile through the tears, and keep reminding yourself that everything happens for a reason.


390. It is a common misconception that depression means being sad, or crying a lot, or dressing ’emo’ to be dramatic, to show sadness. It is a lot more than that. Depression is feeling numb to emotions, feeling numb to everything in life.


391. Depression, for me, has been a couple of different things - but the first time I felt it, I felt helpless, hopeless, and things I had never felt before. I lost myself and my will to live.. — Ginger Zee


392. Become aware of yourself. Everything will come to you, Chinmay, when you are in that most wonderful place on earth, the centre of your being. If you learn just one thing from this book, let it be that once you are aware of yourself, depression cannot hold you back any more than a tiger can be trapped in a spider’s web.


393. No matter what you’re going through right now, having a positive attitude is going to serve you better than having a negative one.


394. Never stop doing your best just because someone doesn’t give you credit for it.


395. Just because you have a mental illness, it doesn't mean that you are that illness. You're still a person – just like everybody else.


396. I believe that words are strong, that they can overwhelm what we fear when fear seems more awful than life is good.” ― Andrew Solomon, The Noonday Demon: An Atlas of Depression


397. After every Olympics I think I fell into a major state of depression, and after 2012 that was probably the hardest fall for me. I didn't want to be in the sport anymore...a year and a half, two years after that...I didn't want to be alive anymore. I think people actually finally understand it's real. People are talking about it and I think this is the only way that it can change.. — Michael Phelps


398. Eat like you love yourself, move like you love yourself, speak like you love yourself, and act like you love yourself.


399. Rain makes me feel less alone. All rain is, is a cloud- falling apart, and pouring its shattered pieces down on top of you. It makes me feel good to know I'm not the only thing that falls apart . It makes me feel better to know other things in nature can shatter.”― Lone Alaskan Gypsy


400. Whatever you do, never forget that you’re human. It’s OK to have a meltdown. Just don’t unpack and live there. Cry it out and then refocus on where you are heading.


401. “Mental illness is not a personal failure.”


402. Because wherever I sat—on the deck of a ship or at a street café in Paris or Bangkok—I would be sitting under the same glass bell jar, stewing in my own sour air.


403. It is not weak to say, “I’m not OK, and I need help”. On the contrary, it is brave. It is courageous. And in the end, it could save your life.


404. People talk about physical fitness, but mental health is equally important. I see people suffering, and their families feel a sense of shame about it, which doesn't help. One needs support and understanding. I am now working on an initiative to create awareness about anxiety and depression and help people.. — Deepika Padukone


405. Depression is a prison where you are both the suffering prisoner and the cruel jailer.


406. Sometimes, all you can do is lie in bed and hope to fall asleep before you fall apart. – William C. Hannan


407. There were days when she was unhappy, she did not know why,–when it did not seem worthwhile to be glad or sorry, to be alive or dead; when life appeared to her like a grotesque pandemonium and humanity like worms struggling blindly toward inevitable annihilation.


408. Don’t compare the lowest points of your life to someone else’s Instagram highlight real and use it as a reason to feel inadequate.


409. It's a bit like walking down a long, dark corridor, never knowing when the light will go on.


410. Recovery is a process. It takes time. It takes patience. It takes hard work. It takes everything you’ve got. But it IS possible.


411. Do you sleep to avoid the pain of depression? Lots of people do. Besides the desire to sleep, oversleeping is a symptom of depression.


412. “So you try to think of someone else you’re mad at, and the unavoidable answer pops into your little warped brain: everyone.”


413. Don’t let your struggle become your identity. After all, you are so much more than just your illness.


414. I define depression as a comparison of your current reality to a fantasy about how you wish your life would be.


415. We hide to try our feelings, but we forget that our eyes speak.”




Depression makes you want to hide inside yourself. But hiding your feelings (or lack of feeling, numbness) won't help you get well.








Mental pain is less dramatic than physical pain, but it is more common and also more hard to bear. The frequent attempt to conceal mental pain increases the burden. It is easier to say, 'My tooth is aching' than to say 'My heart is broken'.




Mental pain is less dramatic than physical pain, but it is more common and also more hard to bear. The frequent attempt to conceal mental pain increases the burden. It is easier to say, 'My tooth is aching' than to say 'My heart is broken'.”


416. I am bent, but not broken. I am scarred, but not disfigured. I am sad, but not hopeless. I am tired, but not powerless. I am angry, but not bitter. I am depressed, but not giving up.


417. Some days, life is all about your dreams, hopes and vision for the future. But on other days, all it’s about is trying to put one foot in front of the other. And you know what? That’s OK.


418. A human being can survive almost anything as long as she sees the end in sight. But depression is so insidious, and it compounds daily, that it’s impossible to ever see the end. – Elizabeth Wurtzel


419. Don’t look back, because if you do, you might fall over what is in front of you.


420. If you know someone who’s depressed, please resolve never to ask them why. Depression isn’t a straightforward response to a bad situation; depression just is, like the weather. Try to understand the blackness, lethargy, hopelessness, and loneliness they’re going through. Be there for them when they come through the other side. It’s hard to be a friend to someone who’s depressed, but it is one of the kindest, noblest, and best things you will ever do.


421. Depression is the overwhelming sense of numbness and the desire for anything that can help you make it from one day to the next.


422. You're not a bad person for the ways you tried to kill your sadness.” — Anonymous


423. I felt plagued with a negative attitude and a sense that I was permanently in the shade. I’m normally such a bubbly, positive person, and all of a sudden I stopped feeling like myself. Anyone can be affected, despite their level of success or their place on the food chain. In fact, there is a good chance you know someone who is struggling with it since nearly 20% of American adults face some form of mental illness in their lifetime. So why aren’t we talking about it?” — Kristen Bell


424. Instead of always focusing on how far you have left to go, make sure you also remember how far you have come.


425. She was a free bird one minute: queen of the world and laughing. The next minute she would be in tears like a porcelain angel, about to teeter, fall and break. She never cried because she was afraid that something 'would' happen; she would cry because she feared something that could render the world more beautiful, 'would not' happen.” ― Roman Payne, The Wanderess


426. No matter how bad things are right now. No matter how stuck you feel. No matter how many days you’ve spent crying and wishing things were different. No matter how hopeless and depressed you feel. I promise you that you won’t feel this way forever. Keep going.


427. Depression is being colorblind and constantly told how colorful the world is.”




Describing depression through metaphor helps others who don't have depression understand what you're going through. What does your depression feel like?








When you suffer from depression 'I’m tired' means a permanent state of exhaustion that sleep doesn’t fix.




“When you suffer from depression 'I’m tired' means a permanent state of exhaustion that sleep doesn’t fix.”




Depression and sleep disorders (sleeping too much, too little, or experiencing interrupted sleep) often co-occur. By performing proper sleep hygiene you can lessen the effects of depression.








Whenever I have a good few months and I think I’ve gotten over the worst on my depression, it silently returns. This isn’t a battle I asked to fight. I’m tired of knowing it’s always coming back.




“Whenever I have a good few months and I think I’ve gotten over the worst on my depression, it silently returns. This isn’t a battle I asked to fight. I’m tired of knowing it’s always coming back.”




Does the thought of a depression relapse frighten you? You can lessen the fear by coming up with a wellness plan to take some of the mystery of what a relapse might entail.








I wanted to write down exactly what I felt but somehow the paper stayed empty and I could not have described it any better.




I wanted to write down exactly what I felt but somehow the paper stayed empty and I could not have described it any better.”


428. The hardest thing about depression is that it is addictive. It begins to feel uncomfortable not to be depressed. You feel guilty for feeling happy.” ― Pete Wentz


429. Depression presents itself as a realism regarding the rottenness of the world in general and the rottenness of your life in particular. But the realism is merely a mask for depression’s actual essence, which is an overwhelming estrangement from humanity. The more persuaded you are of your unique access to the rottenness, the more afraid you become of engaging with the world; and the less you engage with the world, the more perfidiously happy-faced the rest of humanity seems for continuing to engage with it.”― Jonathan Franzen, How to Be Alone


430. On those really difficult days when it seems impossible to go on and you feel like giving up, just remind yourself that you’ve been there before and you’ve survived every time, so you can survive this time, too.


431. Small, baby steps each day add up to huge, giant leaps over time. So, please keep going. Do NOT give up.


432. They ask. How are you doing?" But what they mean is "Are you over it yet?" My lips say, "Fine, thanks", but my eyes tell a different story, my heart sings a different tune, and my soul just weeps."


433. Do not give the past the power to define your future.


434. Never, ever forget that you are special, and that you touch more lives than you’ll ever know.


435. If you can’t figure out where you stand with someone, then it might be time to stop standing and start walking.


436. If you feel everything intensely, ultimately, you feel nothing at all. – Elizabeth Wurtzel


437. I miss me. The old me, the happy me, the bright me, the smiling me, the laughing me, the gone me.

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