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800 Comforting Postpartum Depression Quotes (2023)

1. It is the darkest night of the month. But there is a new moon and a new day ahead. Your postpartum journey is different for everyone, but you’re not alone. You are strong and beautiful.


2. You should be proud of how you deal with postpartum depression. You’re stronger than you think. Celebrate every single day. Make it count every little moment, every second of a smile on your baby’s face.


3. “Being a new mother is supposed to be the happiest time of your life, but postpartum depression and anxiety strip that away for a time, but trust that it will not last forever.” – Judy Dippel


4. “I had really bad postpartum depression after I had my son, and it frightened me. … My knowledge of postpartum — or postnatal, as we call it in England — is that you don’t want to be with your child; you’re worried you might hurt your child; you’re worried you weren’t doing a good job. But I was obsessed with my child. I felt very inadequate; I felt like I’d made the worst decision of my life. … It can come in many different forms.” — Adele


5. “I didn’t have postpartum the first time so I didn’t understand it, because I was like, ‘I feel great!’ The second time, I was like, ‘Oh, whoa, I see what people talk about now. I understand.’ It’s a different type of overwhelming with the second. I really got under the cloud.” – Drew Barrymore


6. “The symptoms of postpartum depression must not be confused with the baby blues, a common phenomenon affecting the majority postpartum women. Symptoms such as sadness, weepiness, irritability, and anxiety can emerge shortly after birth and typically resolve within the first 2 to 3 postpartum weeks (when hormones settle down).” – Karen Kleiman


7. “I went back to work about six weeks after I gave birth, which was crazy early, and experienced some pretty bad postpartum depression but didn’t know it at the time.” — Catherine Reitman


8. “I didn’t have postpartum [depression] the first time, so I didn’t understand it because I was like, ‘I feel great!’ The second time, I was like, ‘Oh, whoa, I see what people talk about now. I understand.’ It’s a different type of overwhelming with the second. I really got under the cloud.” –Drew Barrymore


9. “I thought I was going to avoid [postpartum depression]. When I gave birth, the doctor told me about postpartum, and I was like, ‘Well, I’m doing good right now, I don’t think that’s going to happen.’ But out of nowhere, the world was heavy on my shoulders.” — Cardi B


10. “This is a serious, serious condition that is also called postpartum psychosis. And that’s where, literally, you get so bad that you end up either hurting the baby or killing yourself.” — Marie Osmond


11. “ Postpartum depression is a very real and very serious problem for many mothers. It can happen to a first time mom or a veteran mother. It can occur a few days… or a few months after childbirth. Richard J. Codey“


12. “The effect postpartum depression has on a marriage can manifest in myriad ways. Whether your marriage was steady and strong prior to depression or not, the force of symptoms can break down the best of ties. Not long-term. Not irrevocably. But when the pitch-black landscape engulfs one half of a partnership, it’s hard for either one to breathe.” – Karen Kleiman


13. Postpartum depression can be hard, but it doesn’t have to define you. Don’t let the thoughts get to you. Remember, you’re strong than you think.


14. “Then I was unwell with [postpartum] depression, which no one ever discusses … you have to read about it afterwards, and that in itself was a bit of a difficult time.” — Diana, Princess of Wales


15. “After having my first daughter Delilah, I had severe postpartum depression. I kept it secret. I didn't say a word to anybody in the world. [My husband] thought I was just nuts. He had no idea what was going on and I was so hopeless and felt so lost, that when I finally, 10 months later, opened up to him and told him how worthless I felt … Opening up [about] something that I felt so much shame about was the most valuable thing that I could have done. … I suffered silently and I don't want any woman to ever have to do that again. You have to talk about it.” — HLN, December 2012


16. “I had really bad postpartum depression after I had my son, and it frightened me. … My knowledge of postpartum — or postnatal, as we call it in England — is that you don’t want to be with your child; you’re worried you might hurt your child; you’re worried you weren’t doing a good job. But I was obsessed with my child. I felt very inadequate; I felt like I’d made the worst decision of my life. … It can come in many different forms.” –Adele


17. “Mental illness lives all around us every day. I’ve seen it in other family members, I’ve seen it in friends, and I’ve dealt with it myself with my postpartum depression.” – Rachel Hollis


18. “My doctor pulled out a book and started listing symptoms. And I was like, ‘Yep, yep, yep.’ I got my diagnosis: postpartum depression and anxiety. I remember being so exhausted but happy to know that we could finally get on the path of getting better. John had that same excitement. 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. (I still don’t really like to say, ‘I have postpartum depression,’ because the word depression scares a lot of people. I often just call it ‘postpartum.’ Maybe I should say it, though. Maybe it will lessen the stigma a bit.)” — Chrissy Teigen


19. “The very damaging, frightening part of postpartum is the lack of perspective and the lack of priority and understanding what is really important.” — Brooke Shields


20. People who experience postpartum depression-related thoughts sometimes feel alone, but with help and support, you can make it through.


21. “ When you study postpartum depression, there is a very clear understanding that in communities where you see more support, there is less depression. Ariel Gore“


22. “You’re not weak, just vulnerable. As a matter of fact, women are at their very most vulnerable during pregnancy and postpartum.” — Shoshana S. Bennett


23. “Do I wish I had never endured postpartum depression? Absolutely. But to deny the experience is to deny who I am.” — Bryce Dallas Howard


24. “ Parenthood always comes as a shock. Postpartum blues? Postpartum panic is more like it. We set out to have a baby; what we get is a total take-over of our lives. Polly Berrien Berends“


25. “During and after postpartum depression, both partners often feel alone in their anguish and misunderstood. They have become partners in agony. Once treatment begins to take hold and there is less focus on the illness and symptoms, both work fervently to get back to the business at hand. Back to being a family, focus on the baby, back to making up for lost time, as women often tell me.” – Karen Kleiman


26. “As a matter of review, postpartum depression is the presence of a clinical depression during the postpartum period. The postpartum period is loosely defined as the first year following the birth of a baby.” – Karen Kleiman


27. Just when you think you have picked back up after postpartum depression, the next few months can be a difficult time. But it’s worth the effort because when you look back, you’ll realize that those months were some of your best.


28. “Imagine if we obsessed about the things we love about ourselves?” Mental health disorders, including depression, are just the opposite. Whether you have a major depressive disorder, seasonal affective disorder, persistent depressive disorder or postpartum depression, your mood to take over our thoughts and emotions. Whether we are telling ourselves we are not good enough, not strong enough, not pretty enough or not successful enough, we often feel like we are losing the battle to depression. For those who do not have depression, it may be difficult to understand the gravity of the situation and to be able to truly empathize with those who are fighting the battles with depression. These insightful depression quotes provide inspiration for those battling depression and also provide awareness for those who may have a loved one with depression.


29. “’The Big Girls’ has always seemed to me to be a story about different kinds of families – a divorced mother with a child; a father with his child and his girlfriend; a mother of three children, suffering from postpartum depression; and the rigid artificial families maintained by women in prison – all potentially perilous.” — Susanna Moore


30. “Do I wish I had never endured postpartum depression? Absolutely. But to deny the experience is to deny who I am.” – Bryce Dallas Howard


31. “After having my first daughter, Delilah, I had severe postpartum depression.” — Lisa Rinna


32. “You’re not weak, just vulnerable. As a matter of fact, women are at their very most vulnerable during pregnancy and postpartum.” – Shoshana S. Bennett


33. “I want to be honest about postpartum depression because I think there’s still so much shame when you have mixed feelings about being a mom instead of feeling this sort of ‘bliss.’ I think a lot of people still really struggle with that, but it’s hard to find other people who are willing to talk about it.” – Amanda Peet


34. “When you study postpartum depression, there is a very clear understanding that in communities where you see more support, there is less depression.” — Ariel Gore


35. You’re not alone. Postpartum depression is common, but there are many things you can do to help yourself feel better and get back on track.


36. “When I knew that I had postpartum [depression]… I didn’t want to admit it. It was that shame. … I told my sister about it. I told my husband about it, and I told my friends about it. They became my support system. So when I was sad or going through my emotions, I would talk about it. I didn’t suppress them. I think that helped.” — Tia Mowry


37. You are already going through enough, but if you feel you need help dealing with postpartum depression, I want to let you know that help is available; you only need to reach out.


38. “Postpartum is a quest back to yourself. Alone in your body again. You will never be the same, you are stronger than you were.” –Amethyst Joy


39. Your body is here to give birth, not to hold you back. If you’re struggling with postpartum depression, know it’s not your fault. It’s time to take back control of your life and realize that it’s okay to feel sad and find ways to comfort yourself.


40. “ ‘The Big Girls’ has always seemed to me to be a story about different kinds of families – a divorced mother with a child; a father with his child and his girlfriend; a mother of three children, suffering from postpartum depression; and the rigid artificial families maintained by women in prison – all potentially perilous. Susanna Moore“


41. “Postpartum depression makes a woman feel like she is in the grip of something dreaded and dark, and it's scary. . . but she's likely ashamed to admit it because she can't explain it!”


42. “Postpartum depression is a very real and very serious problem for many mothers. It can happen to a first time mom or a veteran mother. It can occur a few days… or a few months after childbirth.” — Richard J. Codey


43. “ I suffered from a mild case of postpartum depression after my second child and the physical challenge of maintaining an overnight shift at CBS, a marriage, and two in diapers made the symptoms worse and everyone in the house paid the price. Mika Brzezinski“


44. “I had severe postpartum depression. When I got to the point of postpartum depression, there was no reason to get out of bed; I was too overwhelmed to get dressed. It was just so dark. I think that’s the only word I can explain.” – Marie Osmond


45. There’s a reason we feel so bad when we’re in postpartum depression. It’s because our body and brain are trying to tell us something. We need to pay attention.


46. “As with every other postpartum disorder, you don’t have to suffer through it alone. Clue in your support people as much as possible.” – Shoshana S. Bennett


47. “I deal with postpartum feelings by reaching out to mom friends. I became very close with some of the women in my prenatal yoga class.” — Alyssa Milano


48. “I truly did deal with postpartum depression and no one pointed it out to me, and when you are in it you don’t know. I figured it out later on my own.” — Sonja Morgan


49. “I had really bad postpartum depression after I had my son, and it frightened me. … My knowledge of postpartum — or postnatal, as we call it in England — is that you don’t want to be with your child; you’re worried you might hurt your child; you’re worried you weren’t doing a good job. But I was obsessed with my child. I felt very inadequate; I felt like I’d made the worst decision of my life. … It can come in many different forms.” — Vanity Fair, October 2016


50. “Postpartum is very real. And there’s so many resources that we just have to help each other find what they are and keep getting the word out there.” — Reese Witherspoon


51. “I would always hear about postpartum, but I never really believed it was true.” — Kendra Wilkinson


52. “It has been shown that depression or anxiety during pregnancy, poor social support, stressful life events, previous history of depression, and a family history of depressive disorders are strong predictors of major depression in postpartum women.” – Karen Kleiman


53. “Honestly, sometimes I still think I have to deal with [postpartum depression]. I think people need to talk about it more because it’s almost like the fourth trimester, it’s part of the pregnancy. I remember one day, I couldn’t find Olympia’s bottle and I got so upset I started crying… because I wanted to be perfect for her.” –Serena Williams


54. “I suffered from a mild case of postpartum depression after my second child and the physical challenge of maintaining an overnight shift at CBS, a marriage, and two in diapers made the symptoms worse and everyone in the house paid the price.” — Mika Brzezinski


55. “Mental illness lives all around us every day. I’ve seen it in other family members, I’ve seen it in friends, and I’ve dealt with it myself with my own postpartum depression.” — Rachel Hollis


56. “I’ve been open about my struggles with postpartum depression, but it wasn’t until recently that I realized I had extreme PPD. …. Moms are expected to ‘bounce back’ physically and emotionally. We are expected to ‘stay strong’ for the family. Yet most of us (myself included) still have days where we feel like a stranger in our bodies, unattractive to ourselves (and partners), lonely because friends stop inviting you to stuff, etc. I’m grateful to have support in my life, friends to talk to, but it got so bad that I had to take action and by doing so it potentially saved my life… I guess what I’m saying is, moms/parental figures: you have to take time to care for YOU. Don’t let it get to the point mine did where you feel like you’re losing your mind. Don’t think because your child isn’t a ‘baby’ that you couldn’t still be suffering from PPD, because I’m here to tell you, you most definitely can. Ask for help, talk to someone, find a support group or hell, message me. You aren’t alone & you don’t need to suffer alone.” — Instagram, May 2018


57. “I want to be honest about [postpartum depression] because I think there’s still so much shame when you have mixed feelings about being a mom instead of feeling this sort of ‘bliss.’ I think a lot of people still really struggle with that, but it’s hard to find other people who are willing to talk about it.” – Amanda Peet


58. “Postpartum depression makes a woman feel like she is in the grip of something dreaded and dark, and it’s scary. . . but she’s likely because she can’t explain it!” –Judy Dippel


59. “I've had three kids. And then after each child, I had a different experience. One kid, I had kind of mild postpartum and then one kid, I had severe postpartum where I had to take pretty heavy medication because I just wasn't thinking straight at all. And then I had one kid where I had no postpartum at all. … But I do think hormones are such an understudied and under, not understood, and I kept reaching out to my doctors for answers. ... So I have deep compassion for women who are, who are going through that and really always trying to help, you know, the people that I'm in touch with. And even my audience on Instagram and everything connected to people over that. Postpartum is very real. And there's so many resources that we just have to help each other find what they are and keep getting the word out there.” — I Weigh podcast, April 2020


60. “Being a new mother is supposed to be the happiest time of your life, but postpartum depression and anxiety strip that away for a time, but trust that it will not last forever.” ― Judy Dippel


61. “Do I wish I had never endured postpartum depression? Absolutely. But to deny the experience is to deny who I am.” –Bryce Dallas Howard


62. “Postpartum depression (PPD) fogs your thinking and makes it difficult to find clarity in anything, especially these new emotions you’re feeling.” – Shoshana S. Bennett


63. “I had moments of postpartum [depression] after our first baby that I felt like it was coming through. But my husband was so incredibly supportive and always got me out of it. I think it's very normal, though, as a young mom and a new mom to feel helpless and to feel overly emotional, you know. And I think I got lucky not to have it to an extreme case, but you can see yourself spiraling. And I think that the message is just that it's never too little to ask for help. So no matter how small your feelings and stress — or whatever it is about being a new mom — there's always help out there and support from family and friends. And I think nobody judges anyone.” — Today, June 2019


64. “I thought I was going to avoid [postpartum depression]. When I gave birth, the doctor told me about postpartum, and I was like, ‘Well, I’m doing good right now, I don’t think that’s going to happen.’ But out of nowhere, the world was heavy on my shoulders.” — Harper’s Bazaar, February 2019


65. “Don’t despair. You’ll eventually feel better. Just remember that even though postpartum depression (PPD) can sometimes disappear quickly, it usually dissipates in layers and takes time — anywhere from a few weeks to a few months.” – Shoshana S. Bennett


66. “Protecting the lives of women in childbirth and in their postpartum months should be a common priority.” — Abigail Spanberger


67. “During and after postpartum depression, both partners often feel alone in their anguish and misunderstood. They have become partners in agony. Once treatment begins to take hold and there is less focus on the illness and symptoms, both work fervently to get back to the business at hand. Back to being a family, focus on the baby, back to making up for lost time.” – Karen Kleiman


68. “Sometimes, when ambivalence drops in on a marriage struggling to recover from postpartum depression, it can result from sheer exhaustion. It is no secret the sleep deprivation can be the greatest enemy of all.” – Karen Kleiman


69. “Postpartum depression makes you suddenly feel like a stranger to yourself, but knowing the clinical facts are the first step toward wellness.”


70. “After giving birth to my son, I had struggled with depression, and there were a lot of the same feelings I had when I was a teenager. I’d never taken care of a baby; I’d never even held a baby or changed a diaper until my son, baby Hank. I never even knew one rule or one thing to do. I really went on instincts. I think it’s important to talk about because nobody really talked about it — I didn’t know I was going to get that depressed. I would always hear about postpartum, but I never really believed it was true. There were times I couldn’t handle what I was going through. I snapped a couple times, I screamed — but I never put my baby in danger. Whenever he would take a nap, I would take it all out and cry. You can’t really control what you feel inside after you have a baby.” — Kendra Wilkinson


71. “On top of the usual busting of unrealistic expectations of motherhood, postpartum depression (PPD) adds a heavy layer. To be assaulted with PPD is a huge disappointment, to say the least — more of a shock, devastation, and feeling of failure to most.” – Shoshana S. Bennett


72. “Mental illness lives all around us every day. I’ve seen it in other family members, I’ve seen it in friends, and I’ve dealt with it myself with my own postpartum depression.” – Rachel Hollis


73. “Postpartum depression and anxiety that 11-20% of women experience is not at all the same as the more commonly experienced ‘baby blues’ 80% of women experience for a few weeks.”


74. “ Do I wish I had never endured postpartum depression? Absolutely. But to deny the experience is to deny who I am. Bryce Dallas Howard”


75. Postpartum depression is a real and difficult thing to deal with. Let’s help each other get through the hard times and find ways to laugh together.


76. “We know that the postpartum period is a busy, unpredictable, constantly changing stage of life. This is an understatement.” – Karen Kleiman


77. “When I knew that I had postpartum [depression]… I didn’t want to admit it. It was that shame. ... I told my sister about it. I told my husband about it, and I told my friends about it. They became my support system. So when I was sad or going through my emotions, I would talk about it. I didn’t suppress them. I think that helped.” — Romper, November 2019


78. “Honestly, sometimes I still think I have to deal with [postpartum depression]. I think people need to talk about it more because it’s almost like the fourth trimester, it’s part of the pregnancy. I remember one day, I couldn’t find Olympia’s bottle and I got so upset I started crying... because I wanted to be perfect for her.” — Harper’s Bazaar UK, May 2018


79. Getting through postpartum depression is all about how you choose to see it. You can see it as a challenge or as an opportunity. It doesn’t have to be depressing—just look at it that way.


80. “I think the postpartum [depression] caught me off guard. Because when I realized, oh, this is what [perinatal depression] looks like; postpartum [depression] looks so different. I didn’t realize you could be struck twice by lightning with the same child.” — What to Expect podcast, September 2020


81. “Postpartum depression can persuade the sufferer to remain locked in self-absorbed thoughts. It becomes difficult to see much else beyond the borders of the distorted thinking that accompanies depression.” – Karen Kleiman


82. Dealing with postpartum depression can sometimes be easier than you think. Just be yourself and accept that your feelings are more important than any social pressure to feel a certain way.


83. While feeling down is normal, there is no reason to let that affect the bond you share with your baby. Be proud of how you’re dealing with postpartum depression. You’re stronger than you think.


84. Postpartum depression is not a disease; it’s a state of mind. You can overcome postpartum depression by having self-compassion and love toward yourself. Your health, happiness and sanity are all worth fighting for.


85. “I talk about postpartum depression and all these things I don’t hear a lot of women talking about on TV.” — Catherine Reitman


86. “ The very damaging, frightening part of postpartum is the lack of perspective and the lack of priority and understanding what is really important. Brooke Shields


87. Postpartum depression is manageable, and you’re not alone. Research shows that as many as one in ten new mums experience it. Everyone heals differently, and everyone recovers at their own pace. You will get through this!


88. “Postpartum depression and anxiety that 11-20% of women experience is not at all the same as the more commonly experienced 'baby blues' 80% of women experience for a few weeks.”


89. “Having kids is wonderful, and life changing, and rarely what you're prepared for. I love my children more than anything in the world. But like a lot of women, I too struggled with postpartum depression after my first baby was born. I got help, and made it through, and every day since has been the best gift I could ever have asked for. To those of you going through this, know that you're not alone and that it really does get better.” — Instagram, May 2017


90. “What will further increase your risk for PPD is the presence of any stressor in your life that occurs around the time of your baby’s birth. In other words, moving to a new location, selling a house, or adding on to the old house right before delivery isn’t a good idea. In fact, this is the absolute worst time for your mental health to do any of these things. Before you make any big changes, wait until things have settled a bit in your life — usually a few months postpartum is sufficient.” – Shoshana S. Bennett


91. “Any depression or anxiety that has been hanging around you in the past, however mild, typically becomes exaggerated. For instance, if you’ve dealt with low-grade depression before, after delivery it can go over the line and become postpartum depression (PPD).” – Shoshana S. Bennett


92. The only thing that can heal your postpartum depression is being kind to yourself. Be kind to others and understand that you are not alone in this.


93. “Even without a postpartum mood disorder, given the biochemical changes you’ve been subjected to and are still experiencing, plus the huge life change, you’re likely to experience intense ups and downs as you adjust to your new life.” – Shoshana S. Bennett


94. “Parenthood always comes as a shock. Postpartum blues? Postpartum panic is more like it. We set out to have a baby; what we get is a total take-over of our lives.” – Polly Berrien Berends


95. “Postpartum depression makes a woman feel like she is in the grip of something dreaded and dark, and it’s scary. . . but she’s likely ashamed to admit it because she can’t explain it!”


96. “I thought I was going to avoid postpartum depression. When I gave birth, the doctor told me about postpartum, and I was like, ‘Well, I’m doing good right now, I don’t think that’s going to happen.’ But out of nowhere, the world was heavy on my shoulders.” –Cardi B


97. “I felt like a zombie. I couldn't access my heart. I couldn't access my emotions. I couldn't connect. It was terrible. It was the exact opposite of what had happened when Apple was born. With her, I was on cloud nine. I couldn't believe it wasn't the same [after Moses was born]. I just thought it meant I was a terrible mother and a terrible person. … I think it was the fear of loving a little boy as much as I loved my dad and more. … About four months into it, Chris [Martin] came to me and said, 'Something's wrong. Something's wrong.’ I kept saying, 'No, no, I'm fine.' But Chris identified it, and that sort of burst the bubble. … The hardest part for me was acknowledging the problem. I thought postpartum depression meant you were sobbing every single day and incapable of looking after a child. But there are different shades of it and depths of it, which is why I think it's so important for women to talk about. It was a trying time. I felt like a failure." — Good Housekeeping, January 2011


98. “When you study postpartum depression, there is a very clear understanding that in communities where you see more support, there is less depression.” – Ariel Gore


99. “Now let me be clear: There is absolutely nothing wrong with taking anti-depressants or any other medication prescribed by your doctor for postpartum depression or any other illness. And just like there is no one-size-fits all postpartum-depression diagnosis, there is no one-size-fits-all cure.” — Rasheeda Frost


100. “With any of the postpartum disorders, you can expect to find a wide range of severity — from mild to moderate to severe. Regardless of which level you’re at, one thing is for sure: When you suffer from a postpartum disorder, it always feels bad.” – Shoshana S. Bennett


101. “With both kids, I started working out again at 16 days postpartum, but I treated myself with kindness, doing mild workouts, because my fitness level was lower.” — Gabrielle Reece


102. “In fact, during the postpartum period, many mothers don’t feel attached towards her newborn. So during such times they are quite sensitive and require special care. Still there are people who don’t think twice before making hurtful comments about how a mother looks. I fail to understand what satisfaction they get out of body shaming others.” — Angad Bedi


103. Life is not perfect, but it is worth living, and you deserve to live it fully. Postpartum depression is real, but it doesn’t have to define you.


104. “Being a new mother is supposed to be the happiest time of your life, but postpartum depression and anxiety strip that away for a time, but trust that it will not last forever.”


105. When [you’re told] about postpartum depression you think it’s: ‘I feel negative feelings toward my child — I want to injure or hurt my child.’ I’ve never, ever had those feelings.” — Hayden Panettiere


106. “I gained a lot of weight during my pregnancy, and I think I did go through postpartum depression. I was trying to stay positive when it felt like my whole world had flipped upside down. Creating a human takes a toll on women’s bodies. Sometimes we don’t give ourselves enough love or patience about that.” –Danielle Brooks


107. “There is hope in knowing this about postpartum depression: You are not the only one to experience this confining, crazy making inner chaos within yourself.”


108. “It was like this weird alien overtook my body and every appropriate response was answered with the antithesis of what you would assume … Postpartum depression takes certain truths and turns them into the worst version of the truth.” – Brooke Shields


109. “Having kids is wonderful, and life changing, and rarely what you’re prepared for. I love my children more than anything in the world. But like a lot of women, I too struggled with postpartum depression after my first baby was born. I got help, and made it through, and every day since has been the best gift I could ever have asked for. To those of you going through this, know that you’re not alone and that it really does get better.” –Sarah Michelle Gellar


110. “There is hope in knowing this about postpartum depression: You are not the only one to experience this confining, crazy making inner chaos within yourself.” — Judy Dippel


111. “Postpartum depression is hard to describe — the way the body and mind and spirit fracture and crumble in the wake of what most believe should be a celebratory time. I cringed when I watched my interview on television because of my inability to share authentically what I was going through, what so many women go through. I fear more often than not, for this reason alone, we choose silence. And the danger of being silent means only that others will suffer in silence and may never be able to feel whole because of it.” — Goop


112. “I thought I had a really bad case of the baby blues. I was three months into it before I realized it could be postpartum depression. [My husband] Tye [Strickland] — clearly he knew something was wrong. When I brought it up, he said he’d been thinking it, but I was the one to bring it up. I had a massive case of denial, though. I thought women with postpartum depression wanted to hurt their babies. But for me, it had nothing to do with [my baby] Ava. I had this big emptiness that you shouldn’t have right after you have a baby. I was like, I don’t want to seem like I’m not happy — it’s just that there’s something chemically wrong. I would get frustrated and angry really easily. Usually I’m very in control with my emotions, and that had changed. ... I’m still not 100 percent yet, but I’m getting there. … I urge everyone to talk about it, so it can be much easier for other women who go through it.” — The Bump, March 2017


113. “I didn’t have postpartum [depression] the first time, so I didn’t understand it because I was like, ‘I feel great!' The second time, I was like, ‘Oh, whoa, I see what people talk about now. I understand.' It’s a different type of overwhelming with the second. I really got under the cloud.” — People


114. There’s a lot of darkness in the world but also a lot of light. Don’t give up hope; be thankful for every moment with your baby.


115. “My pregnancy was unplanned. I feel like a terrible mom because I’ve been too depressed to enjoy any of it. I feel no connection to my baby.”


116. “Since you aren’t here to grasp my hands and hug me right now, I feel so lonely and depressed. So, baby, get well soon. I am waiting for you to get back home.”


117. I had to learn how to love myself, even when I didn’t look like it. Don’t let the weight of your baby and breastfeeding break you. Stay strong, be brave and always keep going.


118. Is everybody that depressed? It's a depressing feeling to me. You know: "I lost my baby. I don't care if you lost your baby, I care if you're feeling OK. Don't tell me your problem - tell me what good's been happening to you. - Author: Alice Cooper


119. “Some of the first days after I came home, I was a little outside myself. My mother remarked that she noticed I had moments of lifelessness, but reassured me that this was entirely normal. It’s for things like that after having a baby that mothers really need emotional support.” – Celine Dion


120. “This gripped my heart to such an extent that I didn’t even have the desire to try to overcome it. I mean, I was flattened by it. I was devastated by it. And it wasn’t the ‘baby blues.’ And I was told it was the ‘baby blues’ at first. And so then, what was wrong with me was even worse. I thought, ‘Well then I must epitomize failure if I can’t even get past this. […] And then we also have this image of motherhood, you know, the breastfeeding and hair cascading down and connection with the infant instantly[….] It has nothing to do with your love for [your children]. … It is something that is in your body, the loss of estrogen, the amount of hormones. … Pay attention to the feelings that you’re feeling and talk about it and ask your doctor. … Find out what medicine’s available. You don’t have to be miserable.” — Brooke Shields


121. “Depression affects the way you think and how you think can affect your depression. When someone is depressed, their perception of the world around them, changes.” – Karen Kleiman


122. “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, Imagine Dragons


123. 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.


124. “There’s no way to be a perfect mother and a million ways to be a good one.” —Jill Churchill


125. “Claude was a sensitive soul; I couldn't say what I thought to him.


126. “I thought by masking the depression with silence; the feelings might disappear.”


127. “Regular exercise can really help you to reduce your stress levels, anxiety and depression. When you exercise your brain releases endorphins.” — Heather Rose


128. I found that with depression, one of the most important things you could realize is that you’re not alone. – Dwayne Johnson


129. “The only thing that is more exhausted than being depressed is pretending that you are not.”


130. I used to look out for a lot of different things to find happiness in but I just had to find it within myself. That was like the main thing. Just depression.


131. I'm sad, that doesn't mean I'm weak, I'm strong enough to handle my depression.


132. “Perhaps depression is caused by asking oneself too many unanswerable questions.” – Miriam Toews


133. Happiness is not finding yourself; happiness is being yourself. Don’t compare yourself to others or measure your self-worth by what other people think of you. Don’t be afraid to show your feelings, even if they aren’t always positive.


134. “I experienced self-pity. It was like I carried someone in me for nine months, then he was gone all of a sudden. I felt incomplete. I would cry in the bathroom or when I’m alone.”


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


136. “Getting better from depression demands a lifelong commitment. I’ve made that commitment for my life’s sake and for the sake of those who love me.”


137. I have been where you are. It may not feel right now, but you can get through this. I’ve been through my lows, and I’m here now to help you on your journey to recovery. Let’s be there for each other.


138. And you are able to do it even though it takes a lot.” — Meg Ryan


139. You’re strong, so strong, and doing the best you can. Don’t forget to take care of yourself.


140. It’s okay to feel sad. It’s okay to cry, but don’t stay there. Reach out and get help because it will make everything better.


141. “There was something horribly depressing, she felt, about watching the weather report. That life could be planned like the perfect summer picnic drained it of spontaneity.” ― Galt Niederhoffer


142. “It’s brilliant, being depressed; you can behave as badly as you like.” ― Nick Hornby


143. “Tuesday is the day I actually start the week; Monday I just deal with the depression of the weekend ending.” ~ Unknown


144. “The Iron is the best antidepressant I have ever found. There is no better way to fight weakness than with strength.”


145. “Sometimes our light goes out, but is blown again into instant flame by an encounter with another human being.” – Albert Schweitzer


146. “But if somebody dies, if something happens to you, there is a normal process of depression, it is part of being human, and some people view it as a learning experience etc.” – Bob Geldof


147. “We can do no great things; only small things with great love.” –Mother Teresa


148. “What they don’t tell you about depression is that sometimes it feels a lot less like sadness and a lot more like the emotional equivalent of watching paint dry.” —Alexis


149. “I’m happy, I would say that I’m one of the happiest people I know but I’ve certainly had periods of profound sadness, depression and heartache and those are the kind of things that are interesting to me to write about.” – Richard Marx


150. “I couldn’t sleep. My heart was racing. And I got really depressed. I went to the doctor and found out my hormones had been pummeled.” – Courteney Cox


151. 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


152. When you’re depressed, feeling down, and struggling to find the motivation to do anything, remember you are so much more than your feelings.


153. “Find ways to replenish your energy, strengthen your faith and fortify yourself from the inside out.” – Les Brown


154. "What people never understand is that depression isn’t about the outside; it’s about the inside.” ― Jasmine Warga


155. “Sometimes this felt like a failure to take an interest in my own life, which depressed me.”


156. “When people don’t know exactly what depression is, they can be judgmental.” — Marion Cotillard


157. With God’s word, you have raised my spirit often when I have felt depressed. You supported and encourage me when life has got me stressed. For everything you have done for me, thank you.


158. “Just saying no prevents teenage pregnancy the way ‘Have a nice day’ cures chronic depression.” ~ Faye Wattleton


159. “The causes of anxiety and depression are ingrained deep in the patterns and ruts of our lives. It takes time to wash those out and build new roads toward joy.”


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


161. 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.


162. “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


163. “There is nothing more awful. insulting. and depressing than banality.”—Anton Chekhov


164. “Sarcasm and jokes were often the bottle in which clinical depressives sent out their most plangent screams for someone to care and help them.”


165. “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


166. You may not know it, but you are stronger than you think. You’re doing an amazing job. There is no shame in needing support.


167. “To me, forgiveness is the cornerstone of healing.” – Sylvia Fraser


168. “Never confuse a single defeat with a final defeat.” – F. Scott Fitzgerald


169. “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


170. “I found that with depression, one of the most important things you could realize is that you’re not alone.” — Dwayne Johnson


171. “Keep yourself busy if you want to avoid depression. For me, inactivity is the enemy.“ – Matt Lucas


172. “Some of the hardest challenges I’ve faced throughout life was really just like bein’ depressed, not feelin’ myself. ” – Polo G


173. “Being a runner, to me, has made being depressed impossible.” – Alanis Morissette, pop star


174. “Pain is always emotional. Fear and depression keep constant company with chronic hurting.“ – Siri Hustvedt


175. “It’s so difficult to describe depression to someone who’s never been there, because it’s not sadness. I know sadness. Sadness is to cry and to feel. But it’s that cold absence of feeling—that really hollowed-out feeling.” – J.K. Rowling


176. “The beautiful moon is an antidepressant. Love for her light is in every heart because she is so friendly, loving and forgiving.” — Debasish Mridha


177. “It’s so difficult to describe depression to someone who’s never been there, because it’s not sadness. I know sadness. Sadness is to cry and to feel. But it’s that cold absence of feeling—that really hollowed-out feeling.” — J.K. Rowling


178. 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.


179. I often say that the opposite of depression is not happiness but vitality.


180. “Believe that life is worth living, and your belief will help create the fact.” – William James


181. “The only thing more exhausting than being depressed is pretending that you’re not.”


182. “Coffee is already known to be a preventative factor against mild depression, Parkinson’s disease, and colon and rectal cancers.”


183. “It’s a recession when your neighbor loses his job; it’s a depression when you lose yours.”~ Harry S. Truman


184. “Loneliness, trust issues, depression, suppressed anger. These are some symptoms given from heartbreak.”


185. “The scientific evidence is clear that exercise significantly reduces depression and anxiety.” – Johann Hari


186. Remember that things can always get better when you feel like your life is in shambles. Don’t forget to be happy – even if life isn’t going as you want it to.


187. “Stop putting it off! Procrastination breeds guilt, guilt breeds depression, and depression breeds failure.” — Barbara Corcoran


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


189. “A thickening of the brain cortex associated with regular meditation or other spiritual or religious practice could be the reason those activities guard against depression – particularly in people who are predisposed to the disease…”


190. Tuesday is the day when I actually start the week. On Monday, I just deal with the depression of the weekend ending.


191. “Being depressed, all I needed was someone who could listen to me, believe in me, encourage me, but most of all, understand me.” – Maxime Lagacé


192. “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


193. “People don’t realize how much fun it is to be depressed.”


194. “There is no sense of wrapping your mind in the barbwires of depressing or negative thought.” ― Steven Redhead


195. “Keep yourself busy if you want to avoid depression. For me, inactivity is the enemy.”


196. “A depressed person is often a person who will push others away. If you are pushed away and pushed away and pushed away, you have to have an enormous amount of inner resources to keep going back.”- Miriam Toews


197. “The bravest thing I have ever done was continuing to live when I wanted to die.” – Juliette Lewis


198. “Noble deeds and hot baths are the best cures for depression.” ― Dodie Smith, I Capture the Castle


199. “There’s been so many great artists throughout history; there’s been — Picasso, you got Van Gogh, you got Wilbur Soot, you know. And they all went through a crippling depression. ”


200. “Find ways to replenish your energy, strengthen your faith and fortify yourself from the inside out.” ― Les Brown


201. “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


202. “If you are depressed, you are living in the past. If you are anxious, you are living in the future. If you are at peace you are living in the present.” — Lao Tzu


203. “To be depressed is to be lonely; to have a friend is to be happy.”


204. “Keep yourself busy if you want to avoid depression. For me, inactivity is the enemy.” — Matt Lucas


205. “Noble deeds and hot baths are the best cures for depression.”


206. Hard days, they happen. Life happens. But you can get past them if you have hope, understanding, and a little help from your friends.


207. “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


208. If you’re struggling after pregnancy, know it’s normal, and most women do. It’s time to stop feeling like you can’t do something simple or that your body is betraying you. It’s okay to feel sad and happy at the same time.


209. “Love is the reason we grieve darling…and love is what will bring you back,” Lindsay Gibson, Just Be”


210. “You don’t like anything. You are the most depressed person I’ve ever met, and excuse me for saying this, but you are no fun to be around and I think you need professional help.”


211. 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.


212. “The only thing more exhausting than being depressed is pretending that you’re not.” —Anonymous, Twitter


213. Remember that the stock market is a manic depressive.


214. “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 ever to see the end.” – Elizabeth Wurtzel


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


216. “I am bent, but not broken. I am scared, 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.”


217. “Anger is energizing. The opposite of anger is depression, which is anger turned inward.“ – Gloria Steinem


218. I found that with depression, one of the most important things you could realize is that you’re not alone.- Dwayne Johnson


219. “Noble deeds and hot baths are the best cures for depression.” – Dodie Smith


220. You don’t need someone to rescue you – you can rescue yourself! You need someone to inspire and encourage you, not judge and criticize you.


221. 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. – Søren Kierkegaard


222. “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


223. It’s okay to be sad and angry. But don’t let it get the best of you. You’re a better mom now, and that’s what matters most.


224. “When you have depression, simply existing is a full-time job.”


225. “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


226. 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


227. I’ll never forget how the depression and loneliness felt good and bad at the same time. Still does. – Henry Rollins


228. “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.”


229. “I’ll never forget how depression and loneliness felt good and bad at the same time. Still does.”― Henry Rollins


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


231. “I was so scared to give up depression, fearing that somehow the worst part of me was actually all of me. ” — Elizabeth Wurtzel


232. “A depressed person is often a person who will push others away. If you are pushed away and pushed away and pushed away, you have to have an enormous amount of inner resources to keep going back.” — Miriam Toews


233. “Nothing about depression and anxiety is easy.” – Keisha Defliger


234. “Believe that life is worth living, and your belief will help create the fact.” ― William James


235. “I’m the only person I know that has been through hell and back from depression from years ago that sees any beauty in life at all.” – Demi Lovato


236. When the road ahead is tough, remember that a great life comprises many small moments. Be angry. Fight the fight of your life. You’re stronger than you think you are.


237. It’s hard to be around people when you’re depressed, but it doesn’t have to get in the way of everything you love.


238. “If you trade your authenticity for safety, you may experience the following: anxiety, depression, eating disorders, addiction, rage, blame, resentment, and inexplicable grief.” – Brené Brown


239. “The only thing more exhausting than being depressed is pretending that you’re not.” — Unknown


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


241. 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.


242. “Progress and healing involves seeing every person as not so different from ourselves.” – Bryant H. McGill


243. “Our Generation has had no Great war, no Great Depression. Our war is spiritual. Our depression is our lives.”


244. Noble deeds and hot baths are the best cures for depression.


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


246. “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.


247. 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.


248. “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.”


249. 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.


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


251. Does it depress you to know just how alone you really are?. — The Dark Knight


252. “It doesn’t matter how slow you go, as long as you don’t stop.” –Confucius


253. “Only those with skin as thick as elephant hide can hope to sail through their teens unscathed by self-doubt and bouts of depression.” – Mariella Frostrup


254. “You got this. One day at a time. You are resilient, courageous, and capable. Be proud of yourself. It isn’t easy enduring depression/anxiety.” – The Anxiety Man (@RealAnxietyMan)


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


256. “I cry a lot. My emotions are very close to my surface. I don’t want to hold anything in so it festers and turns into pus – a pustule of emotion that exploded into a festering cesspool of depression.” -Nicolas Cage


257. “Anxiety does not empty tomorrow of its sorrows, but only empties today of its strength.” – Charles Spurgeon (For more on this topic, here is a collection of depression quotes.)


258. “Having a clinical psychologist really helped. Through her support, I was able to find the right medical combination and healthier coping approaches towards dealing with my depression.”


259. “All depression has its roots in self-pity, and all self-pity is rooted in people taking themselves too seriously.” ― Tom Robbins, Fierce Invalids Home from Hot Climates


260. “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.”


261. “Moving on may sound easy, but I died a thousand times in pain and depression just so I can fully grasp the meaning behind this phrase.”


262. “Concern should drive us into action and not into a depression. No man is free who cannot control himself.”- Pythagoras


263. “If depression is creeping up and must be faced, learn something about the nature of the beast: You may escape without a mauling.” – Dr. R. W. Shepherd


264. My recovery from manic depression has been an evolution, not a sudden miracle.


265. 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


266. “The truth is, unless you let go, unless you forgive yourself, unless you forgive the situation, unless you realize that the situation is over, you cannot move forward.” – Steve Maraboli


267. “There are no windows within the dark house of depression through which to see others, only mirrors.” – Miriam Toews


268. “What people never understand is that depression isn’t about the outside; it’s about the inside.” ― Jasmine Warga


269. “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


270. Stressed and depressed, but well dressed.


271. “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


272. “Keep yourself busy if you want to avoid depression. For me, inactivity is the enemy.” ~ Matt Lucas


273. The best way to get through anything is with a friend. Get out of bed. Get up and do something today. Good things will come; they always do!


274. “‘Now I am depressed myself,’ I said. ‘That’s why I never think about these things. I never think and yet when I begin to talk I say the things I have found out in my mind without thinking.‘”


275. 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.


276. “The place of true healing is a fierce place. It’s a giant place. It’s a place of monstrous beauty and endless dark and glimmering light. And you have to work really, really, really hard to get there, but you can do it.” – Cheryl Strayed


277. “My schedule for today lists a six-hour self-accusatory depression.”


278. “Progress and healing involves seeing every person as not so different from ourselves.” ― Bryant H. McGill


279. “Enjoy every single moment. The good, the bad, the beautiful, the not-so-glamorous moments. And thank God through it all.” — Meghan Matt


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


281. “Living in the past will make you feel depressed.” – Bert McCoy


282. 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


283. “If you are depressed you are living in the past if you are anxious you are living in the future, if you are at peace, you are living in the present.” ~ Lao Tzu


284. “We have a secret in our culture, and it’s not that birth is painful. It’s that women are strong.” ― Laura Stavoe Harm


285. “Does it depress you? To know just how alone you really are.”


286. “Maybe you’re broke. Maybe you’re out of shape. Maybe you just want a different life altogether. This ‘depression’ you feel is the key to everything you want to change.”


287. 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.


288. As a Ph.D. holder in psychology and as someone who battled with depression, Solomon’s view about depression is that many depressed people are happy in public.


289. This is a hard time. I don’t know if I’ll make it. But I have faith that one day, something will push me over the edge, and my life will be okay again.


290. 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.


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


292. “Our Generation has had no Great war, no Great Depression. Our war is spiritual. Our depression is our lives.” — Chuck Palahniuk


293. “With a few bad experiences, [high sensitive children] are more likely than others to become shy, fearful, or depressed.”


294. “I am stronger than depression and I am braver than loneliness and nothing will ever exhaust me.” – Elizabeth Gilbert


295. “I don’t fear death so much as I fear its prologues: loneliness, decrepitude, pain, debilitation, depression, senility. After a few years of those, I imagine death presents like a holiday at the beach.” — Mary Roach


296. “I can tell you that ‘Just cheer up’ is almost universally looked at as the most unhelpful depression cure ever. It’s pretty much the equivalent of telling someone who just had their legs amputated to ‘just walk it off.’ ”


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


298. “Sleep isn’t just sleeping anymore in depression. It’s an escape.”


299. 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


300. 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.


301. “I used to look out for a lot of different things to find happiness in but I just had to find it within myself. That was like the main thing. Just depression. ” – Polo G


302. “Mothers reflect God’s loving presence on earth.” –William R. Webb


303. “As I kept having episodes of depression, I realized that it was not a one-off: that I had, well, not a disease, really – more an illness.” – Spike Milligan


304. “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


305. When the light shines in your eyes, the world becomes a brighter place. PPD is no reason to give up; instead, try to make it a reason to get stronger.


306. It’s a lot easier to get through the hard times when you have someone to talk to, and right now, you have your friends and family standing with you.


307. “As a person who suffers from depression, there are days when the enormity of it, feels like it defines you. But remember you are so much more than an illness. Don’t give up on yourself. Be kind be well.” – Bob Morley


308. “Good humor is a tonic for mind and body. It is the best antidote for anxiety and depression. It is a business asset. It attracts and keeps friends. It lightens human burdens. It is the direct route to serenity and contentment.”


309. Remembering to laugh wholeheartedly again is how I got through the toughest part of my journey. You’re not alone; you can do this.


310. “What is depression like? It’s like drowning, except everyone around you is breathing.”


311. “Coffee is already known to be a preventive factor against mild depression, Parkinson’s disease, and colon and rectal cancers.” — Chris Kilham


312. “Tuesday is the day I actually start the week, Monday I just deal with the depression of the weekend ending.” – Unknown


313. It’s okay to be vulnerable and cry. Just remember that you are not alone in this. Others have gone through what you’re going through, and they have survived it all.


314. “Nothing is quite as depressing as depression.”― Claire Weekes


315. Your depression is connected to your insolence and refusal to praise.” – Rumi


316. “I’m not sure what’s more depressing, the fact that I’m talking to a wall, or the fact that the wall is actually better company.”


317. You can’t get real happy or real depressed when you play baseball. Baseball is a great sport in that it offers a player a lot of opportunities for atonement. – Mike Piazza


318. “Having depression is being in an abusive relationship with yourself. Emily Dotterer”


319. “Anxiety, depression, and suicide don’t discriminate based on how much money you have – though it might make it easier for you to get help.” — Chelsea Manning


320. “If we admit our depression openly and freely, those around us get from it an experience of freedom rather than the depression itself.” – Dr. Rollo May


321. "I used to look out for a lot of different things to find happiness in but I just had to find it within myself. That was like the main thing. Just depression.”


322. “In my experience the best way to beat depression is to get involved in something inspiring.” — Pink


323. Depression can be hard to manage, but it doesn’t mean your life can’t improve. You’re stronger than you think.


324. “It is only in our darkest hours that we may discover the true strength of the brilliant light within ourselves that can never, ever, be dimmed.” – Doe Zantamata


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


326. “It’s brilliant, being depressed; you can behave as badly as you like.” ― Nick Hornby, High Fidelity


327. “Smiling babies should actually be categorized by the pharmaceutical industry as a powerful antidepressant.” – Jim Gaffigan


328. “To get rid of depression, I swim with dolphins.” – Patti Stanger


329. “It doesn’t matter how slow you go, as long as you don’t stop.” – Confucius


330. “We have a secret in our culture, and it’s not that birth is painful. It’s that women are strong.” – Laura Stavoe Harm


331. “If you look at the world, you’ll be distressed. If you look within, you’ll be depressed. But if you look at Christ, you’ll be at rest.” Corrie Ten Boom


332. There are no shortcuts to the success you seek. Just be patient, work hard and love yourself more. It takes courage to admit you’re not perfect, but the reward is worth it.


333. “The heart of a mother is a deep abyss at the bottom of which you will always find forgiveness.” ― Honore de Balzac


334. When you think positively you will notice that your goals for the day will switch from things like I am so bored and depressed today to better things like what can I do to make my day better? Samuel Fisher


335. 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


336. “It’s brilliant, being depressed; you can behave as badly as you like.” – Nick Hornby


337. PPD doesn’t have to define you. Don’t let PPD affect your life too much. You are a strong person who can do great things in the world. There is always somebody to help you out if you have nobody else.


338. “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


339. “You are the one thing in this world, above all other things, that you must never give up on … Asking for help is the first step. You are more precious to this world than you’ll ever know.” — Lili Reinhart


340. “The heart of a mother is a deep abyss at the bottom of which you will always find forgiveness.” – Honore de Balzac


341. “If you are depressed, you are living in the past. If you are anxious, you are living in the future. If you are at peace you are living in the present.” —Lao Tzu


342. “I wanted to write a story about my struggles with depression and mental health. It’s an issue that needs to be talked about more.” – Ginger Zee


343. “I thought by masking the depression with silence, the feelings might disappear.” ― Sharon E. Rainey


344. “Exhale depression as the wind blows. These are the laws of living in vogue.”


345. "Mental health can be just as important as physical health – and major depression is one of the most commonly diagnosed mental illnesses.” — Michael Greger


346. “Remember that depression changes the way you feel about yourself and your perceptions of the world around you, including your marriage.” – Karen Kleiman


347. “Everything was usual. That was depression: being stuck, clinging to an out-of-date version of oneself.”― Edward St. Aubyn


348. Strangely delighted in the strangely delighted by things that aren’t depressing at all.


349. “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


350. “It’s a recession when your neighbor loses his job; it’s a depression when you lose yours.” – Harry S Truman


351. “I bet if you cut open my stomach, the black slug of depression would slide out.”― Jasmine Warga, My Heart and Other Black Holes


352. “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


353. Depression is not real. Feeling depressed is real. So, you can feel depressed, but you feel depressed and that is a natural, biological, evolutionary trigger for you to change something in your life.”


354. “Have patience with all things, but chiefly have patience with yourself. Do not lose courage in considering your own imperfections but instantly set about remedying them — every day begin the task anew.” –Saint Francis de Sales


355. “I have never been remotely ashamed of having been depressed. Never. What’s to be ashamed of? I went through a really rough time, and I am quite proud that I got out of that.” –


356. Adam Ant has battled with a range of mental health problems. Specifically, bouts of depression that led to drug misuse and overdose.


357. “The only thing more exhausting than being depressed is pretending that you’re not.” —Anonymous


358. Getting better from depression demands a lifelong commitment. I’ve made that commitment for my life’s sake and for the sake of those who love me. – Susan Polis Schutz


359. Love yourself; reach out when you’re down and tell yourself you’re not alone. You’re stronger than you think.


360. When you’re feeling down and alone, remember that there are others out there who can relate. Good luck with your journey!


361. “I didn’t know what had happened to me. I was stuck in this gray depression where I just wanted to retreat and pull the covers over my head and weep.” – Margaret Trudeau


362. “Noble deeds and hot baths are the best cures for depression.” — Dodie Smith, I Capture the Castle


363. “We all know pain doesn’t exist without some coexisting depression.” — Jerry Hall


364. “The hardest thing about depression is that it is addictive. It begins to feel uncomfortable not to be depressed. You feel guilty for being happy.” — Pete Wentz


365. 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.


366. “I’m happy; I would say that I’m one of the happiest people I know, but I’ve certainly had periods of profound sadness, depression, and heartache and those are the kinds of things that are interesting to me to write about.” – Richard Marx


367. “Remember that depression changes the way you feel about yourself and your perceptions of the world around you, including your marriage.” — Karen Kleiman


368. 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.


369. “I believe that everyone experiences depression to some degree at some time in their lives. And there are probably millions of people who live with a low level of sadness and heaviness day in and day out.” – Joyce Meyer


370. "My parents signed me up for classical guitar lessons, which made for two years of the most depressing Wednesday evenings.” — Andrew Garfield


371. “Whenever you read a cancer booklet or website or whatever, they always list depression among the side effects of cancer. But depression is not a side effect of cancer. Depression is a side effect of dying.” – John Green


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


373. “I’ve struggled with many forms of mental illness since I was a kid, but clinical depression is a semi-regular visitor and anxiety disorder is my long-term abusive boyfriend.”


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


375. “The abrupt reality of his situation was a depressing thought.” ― Jason Medina


376. “The sun is upset now, but the moon dances in joy. Although the sun is depressed at seeing you go, the moon gets to enjoy the whole night with you.” – Unknown


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


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


379. “If we live our lives on the superficial level, life becomes depressing. But when we connect with each other from the heart, then that makes life beautiful and authentic.” ~ Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar


380. “You are no less or more of a man or a woman or a human for having depression than you would be for having cancer or cardiovascular disease or a car accident.”


381. "If you are depressed, you are living in the past. If you are anxious, you are living in the future. If you are at peace, you are living in the present.” — Lao Tzu


382. 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.


383. “Each morning we are born again. What we do today is what matters most.” – Buddha


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


385. 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


386. 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


387. It’s okay to be vulnerable, to cry and feel sad. It’s normal to feel like a different person. Just remember that you’re not alone in this, and there is someone who has been there.


388. Don’t keep living a life where you’re stuck thinking ‘What if?’ every day. Embrace what is good and well again in your life.


389. “God could not be everywhere, and therefore he made mothers.” – Rudyard Kipling


390. “Bobbi thinks depression is a humane response to the conditions of late capitalism.”


391. “Don’t waste time bathing in the negative experience. Spin your energy and focus your attention on moving on.” — Les Brown


392. While it’s in our nature to be hard on ourselves, self-compassion is often a better solution. It allows us to feel and sit with them before moving forward.


393. Be yourself; validate your own experiences. Everyone has the potential to be amazing, but only you possess the secret to greatness.


394. “If you take a deep breath in the fresh air of morning, half of your tension and depression will go away. Good Morning!”


395. “I have had bouts of situational depression, and my heart was broken last year because, unknowingly, I put so much validity in the reaction of the public, and the public didn’t react in the way I had expected to.” – Katy Perry


396. “She hurts, and she cries. But you can’t see the depression in her eyes. Because she smiles…”


397. You’re not alone. Reach out to others if you need it. Don’t be afraid to feel the lows. Be okay with breaking down and crying when you have to.


398. “I thought when I first spoke up I was being weak, but in fact it was me talking about depression that ultimately made me tough and made me into the man I am today.”


399. “Whenever someone tells me to ‘Just be happy,’ I want to yell, ‘Oh, hey, depression’s gone! Why didn’t I think of that?’ But usually I just roll my eyes instead.” –Anonymous


400. “Good humor is a tonic for mind and body. It is the best antidote for anxiety and depression…It lightens human burdens. It is the direct route to serenity and contentment.” — Grenville Kleiser


401. “If this depression stays with us, the loser Tuesday is going to be the winner.” — Will Rogers


402. “For those wondering how to deal with anxiety and depression, the first thing to consider is what you’re putting into your mouth.” — John Cleese


403. “Tuesday is the day I actually start the week, Monday I just deal with the depression of the weekend ending.” – Anonymous


404. 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.


405. “It is only in our darkest hours that we may discover the true strength of the brilliant light within ourselves that can never, ever, be dimmed.” –Doe Zantamata


406. “Since the day you left, I have been so depressed and cannot even put myself to sleep. I am absolutely tired of crying. You might see me smiling, but deep inside me, I am dying.”


407. “I’ll never forget how depression and loneliness felt good and bad at the same time. Still does.” – Henry Rollins


408. “All beings want to be happy, yet so very few know how. It is out of ignorance that any of us cause suffering, for ourselves or for others”- Sharon Salzberg ,Mindfulness quotes for depression


409. “The authority of depression is horrifying. I felt like my brain was busted and that I could never feel good again. I really thought that I was never gonna heal.” – Dick Cavett


410. “I admit I am an unnatural thing for not loving my child. But I hardly know my child. How can anyone love a thing that reveals nothing of itself. . . except for its unending screams?”


411. “That is the biggest lie of depression. There is nothing good in leaving anybody behind.” — Marie Osmond


412. “People with depression have something very valuable to teach us… how to live when it doesn’t ever feel good.” – Kay Warren


413. “After giving birth to my son, I had struggled with depression, and there were a lot of the same feelings I had when I was a teenager.” — Kendra Wilkinson


414. Don’t give up. Stay strong and get through this tough time. You’ve made it to the other side, so keep believing in yourself and know you’ll get through this.


415. “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


416. “I bought a cactus. A week later it died. And I got depressed, because I thought, Damn. I am less nurturing than a desert.” – Demetri Martin


417. “Motherhood is the greatest thing and the hardest thing.” – Ricki Lake


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


419. ‘Success and failure are both difficult to endure. Along with success come drugs, divorce, fornication, bullying, travel, meditation, medication, depression, neurosis and suicide. With failure comes failure.’ – Joseph Heller


420. Life is meant for more than just one city, one country, or even one book. You can always find a place to be yourself, which makes life so amazing.


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


422. “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


423. “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, journalist


424. “Some of the hardest challenges I’ve faced throughout life was really just like bein’ depressed, not feelin’ myself.”


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


426. “It is recession if your neighbor will lose his job. But it is depression if you lose yours if you lose yourself in the process of loving someone else.”


427. “You aren’t alone and you don’t need to suffer alone."


428. Focus on what you can do, not what you can’t. If you are feeling low or just need some help to get yourself together, reach out and take back your life.


429. 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


430. “No matter how depressed you are or how much pain you’re in, you have to return to your routine, daily life.”


431. “Courage does not always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, ‘I will try again tomorrow.’” — Mary Anne Radmacher


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


433. “If you are feeling depressed and you are asked how you are feeling, sometimes it is better to answer you are fine than to make people know the real feelings and be haunted by the pain that goes with it.”


434. "I found that with depression, one of the most important things you can realize is that you’re not alone. You’re not the first to go through it, you’re not gonna be the last to go through it.” — Dwayne"The Rock” Johnson


435. “Before you diagnose yourself with depression or low self-esteem, first make sure that you are not, in fact, just surrounded by a**holes.” —@Debihope, Twitter


436. “I believe the choice to become a mother is the choice to become one of the greatest spiritual teachers there is.” – Oprah


437. “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


438. “There will be so many times you feel like you’ve failed. But in the eyes, heart, and mind of your child, you are super mom.” — Stephanie Precourt


439. “I thought by masking the depression with silence, the feelings might disappear.”


440. “A big part of depression is feeling really lonely, even if you’re in a room full of a million people.” – Lilly Singh


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


442. “Stress, anxiety and depression are caused when we are living to please others.”


443. “Above all, be the heroine of your life, not the victim.” –Nora Ephron


444. 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.


445. “Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of the overcoming of it.” ― Helen Keller


446. “If you trade your authenticity for safety, you may experience the following: anxiety, depression, eating disorders, addiction, rage, blame, resentment, and inexplicable grief.” -- Brené Brown


447. “What people never understand is that depression isn’t about the outside; it’s about the inside.”


448. “All stress, anxiety, depression, is caused when we ignore who we are, and start living to please others.”


449. Life can be hard. But you’re stronger than you know. You will get through this. And you will smile again.


450. “I bought a cactus. A week later it died. And I got depressed, because I thought, Damn. I am less nurturing than a desert.” ― Demetri Martin


451. 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.


452. Tuesday is the day I actually start the week, Monday I just deal with the depression of the weekend ending. - Unknown


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


454. “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


455. “There is hope, even when your brain tells you there isn’t.” — John Green


456. "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


457. “In giving birth to our babies, we may find that we give birth to new possibilities within ourselves.” —Myla and Jon Kabat-Zinn


458. “It is impossible to feel grateful and depressed in the same moment.” –Naomi Williams


459. 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


460. “Concern should drive us into action and not into a depression. No man is free who cannot control himself.” —Pythagoras


461. “Noble deeds and hot baths are the best cures for depression.” Dodie Smith


462. “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


463. “Good humor is a tonic for mind and body. It is the best antidote for anxiety and depression… It lightens human burdens. It is the direct route to serenity and contentment.”


464. “But if somebody dies, if something happens to you, there is a normal process of depression, it is part of being human, and some people view it as a learning experience, etc.” – Bob Geldof


465. 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


466. “John Quincy Adams’ depression was treated by his aunt with some reliable remedies, first sleep and then compassion. She said, ” He was half cared for by having someone to care for him.” – Paul C. Nagel


467. Make it a challenge and see how far you can push yourself. When you reach your goals, think of how happy and successful you’ll be.


468. It’s easy to get discouraged sometimes. We’ve all been there. But having hope for the future and knowing you have the support you need can help brighten your day and outlook on life.


469. “That depressing feeling when you feel you are important to someone and realize you are not.”


470. “I once had a cactus. It died. And I got depressed because I thought, ‘Damn. I am less nurturing than a desert.” – Demetri Martin


471. 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


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


473. “There’s no way to be a perfect mother and a million ways to be a good one.” – Jill Churchill


474. It’s okay to cry when you are in pain. It doesn’t mean you are weak. Protect yourself from the pain and vulnerability of life, but don’t be too proud to be sad and cry when you need it.


475. Life is full of challenges. But they will make you stronger. And you will be a better person because of them.


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


477. “If happiness is determined by our thoughts it is necessary to drive off the thoughts which make for depression and discouragement.”


478. PPD is difficult to deal with, but I survived, and so can you. There is hope, help, and most importantly, you are loved.


479. “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


480. “In addition to my other numerous acquaintances, I have one more intimate confidante… 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


481. “We want to do a lot of stuff; we’re not in great shape. We didn’t get a good night’s sleep. We’re a little depressed. Coffee solves all these problems in one delightful little cup.”


482. “Bad moments don’t make bad mamas.” — Lysa Terkeurst


483. “I am not bound to win, I am bound to be true. I am not bound to succeed, but I am bound to live up to the light I have.” – Abraham Lincoln


484. It’s a recession when your neighbor loses his job; it’s a depression when you lose yours.


485. There’s a moment when you realize it’s time to start finding your way back. It’s the day after the hardest thing you’ve ever gone through, but it doesn’t have to define you forever.


486. “You don’t have to live a lie. Living a lie will mess you up. It will send you into depression. It will warp your values.” – Gilbert Baker”


487. “It’s brilliant, being depressed; you can behave as badly as you like.”


488. “Cuddling literally kills depression, relieves anxiety and strengthens the immune system.” , fighting depression and anxiety quotes


489. “I might look successful and happy being in front of you today, but I once suffered from severe depression and was in total despair.” – Ji-Hae Park


490. “Being a mother is learning about strengths you didn’t know you had and dealing with fears you didn’t know existed.” — Linda Wooten


491. “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


492. “Sometimes our light goes out, but is blown again into instant flame by an encounter with another human being.” ― Albert Schweitzer


493. “Perhaps depression is caused by asking oneself too many unanswerable questions.”― Miriam Toews


494. “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


495. “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


496. 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


497. When you’re in the middle of a mental health crisis, it’s hard to believe that things will get better, but I need you to know they will.


498. 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


499. The world has enough pain, but we can all find joy in life. And the beautiful thing is that you can share this joy with others. Reach out and help someone who needs a pick-me-up.


500. “Like most people who’ve never experienced it, your view of depression is optimistically misguided.”


501. “Sometimes this felt like a failure to take an interest in my own life, which depressed me. On the other hand, I felt that my disinterest in wealth was ideologically healthy.”


502. “Somehow, like so many people who get depressed, we felt our depressions were more complicated and existentially based than they actually were.”― Kay Redfield Jamison


503. “Making the decision to have a child — it’s momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body.” — Elizabeth Stone


504. “Before you diagnose yourself with depression or low self-esteem, first make sure that you are not, in fact, just surrounded by assholes.” — William Gibson


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


506. “There’s no way to be a perfect mother and a million ways to be a good one.” ― Jill Churchill


507. “My mother was the most beautiful woman I ever saw. All I am I owe to my mother. I attribute all my success in life to the moral, intellectual and physical education I received from her.” –George Washington


508. “It is not badness, it is the absence of goodness, which, in Art as in Life, is so depressing.” ~ Freya Stark , Bad quotes about life


509. “Never confuse a single defeat with a final defeat.” ― F. Scott Fitzgerald


510. “There’s been so many great artists throughout history; there’s been — Picasso, you got Van Gogh, you got Wilbur Soot, you know. And they all went through a crippling depression. ” – Wilbur Soot


511. “I'll never forget how the depression and loneliness felt good and bad at the same time. Still does.” ―Henry Rollins


512. When you think positively you will notice that your goals for the day will switch from things like "I am so bored and depressed today" to better things like "what can I do to make my day better?"


513. Being happy is not about finding yourself. It’s about being yourself. To have true, joyous life, you must feel comfortable with yourself and be yourself. Don’t aspire to something that is out of your control.


514. Life is full of challenges and obstacles. Everyone gets knocked down sometimes, but how you get back up matters.


515. “It ain’t our choice to be sad, But it’s our duty to not let depression bite into us” – Omotoso Omotayo Olawande


516. “Stress, anxiety, and depression are caused when we are living to please others.” — Paulo Coelho


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


518. 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


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


520. “To all mothers in every circumstance, including those who struggle, I say, ‘Be peaceful. Believe in God and yourself. You are doing better than you think you are.’” — Jeffrey R. Holland


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


522. “I used to fell a lot of guilt about having depression but then I realized that’s a lot like feeling guilty for having brown hair.”


523. “Motherhood: The only place you can experience heaven and hell at the same time.” –Anonymous


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


525. You’re not the only one facing challenges, anxiety, or depression. It’s normal to have it, and it doesn’t make you weak to acknowledge and admit it.


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


527. “Do not brood over your past mistakes and failures as this will only fill your mind with grief, regret and depression. Do not repeat them in the future.” – Swami Sivananda


528. “All depression has its roots in self-pity, and all self-pity is rooted in people taking themselves too seriously.”


529. “Your depression is connected to your insolence and refusal to praise.”


530. “The greater the difficulty, the more glory in surmounting it. Skillful pilots gain their reputation from storms and tempests.” ― Epictetus


531. You are not alone in this journey. Some people understand your pain and will help you through it. Your struggle is not a failure; it means life is bigger than you thought.


532. “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.”


533. “The man who moves a mountain begins by carrying away small stones.” – Confucius


534. “Somehow, like so many people who get depressed, we felt our depressions were more complicated and existentially based than they were.”


535. “Just as the triggers for depression are correct and present every day, so are triggers for joy.”― Shaista Tayabali


536. “Having depression is being in an abusive relationship with yourself.” – Emily Dotterer


537. “There is nothing more awful. insulting. and depressing than banality.”– Anton Chekhov


538. “We have a secret in our culture, and it’s not that birth is painful. It’s that women are strong.” –Laura Stavoe Harm


539. 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.


540. "Some of the hardest challenges I’ve faced throughout life was really just like bein’ depressed, not feelin’ myself.”


541. 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.


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


543. “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


544. “Tuesday is the day I actually start the week, Monday I just deal with the depression of the weekend ending.” ~ Anonymous


545. “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, author