I feel “l“st inside of myself.

 

I hide all my scars with an “I’m fine.

 

She was drowning, but nobody saw her struggle.

 

Sleep isn’t sleeping anymore; it’s an escape.

 

Nothing is more sad than the death of an illusion.

 

I feel like I bother people just by being alive.

 

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

 

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

 

Depression is the inability to construct a future. – Rollo May

 

You think you want to die but in reality you just want to be saved.

 

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

 

You’re not a bad person for the ways you tried to kill your sadness.

 

Noble deeds and hot baths are the best cures for depression. ― Dodie Smith

 

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

 

Everyone thinks I’ve gotten better. I haven’t. I’ve just gotten better at hiding it.

 

Depression is not a sign of weakness. It means you’ve been strong for far too long.

 

Today my forest is dark. The trees are sad and all the butterflies have broken wings.

 

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

 

You’re like a grey sky. You’re beautiful, even though you don’t want to be. ― Jasmine Warga

 

If you want to conquer the anxiety of life, live in the moment, live in the breath. ― Amit Ray

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

My moods don’t just swing-they bounce, pivot, recoil, rebound, oscillate, fluctuate and occasionally pirouette.

 

I saw the world in black and white instead of the vibrant colours and shades I knew existed. ― Katie McGarry

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

All depression has its roots in self-pity, and all self-pity is rooted in people taking themselves too seriously. ― Tom Robbins

 

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

 

Depression isn’t always at 3am. Sometimes it happens at 3pm, while you’re with friends and you’re halfway through a laugh.

 

Part of me wants to die tonight, part of me wants it to be an accident and part of me wants somebody to notice and stop me.

 

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

 

Do you not see how necessary a world of pains and troubles is to school an intelligence and make it a soul? ― John Keats

 

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

 

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

 

I don’t think people understand how stressful it is to explain what’s going on in your head when you don’t even understand it yourself.

 

The pupil dilates in darkness and in the end finds light, just as the soul dilates in misfortune and in the end finds God. ― Victor Hugo

 

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.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

One swallow does not make a summer, neither does one fine day; similarly one day or brief time of happiness does not make a person entirely happy. ― Aristotle

 

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

 

I think one thing is that anybody who’s had to contend with mental illness – whether it’s depression, bipolar illness or severe anxiety, whatever – actually has a fair amount of resilience in the sense that they’ve had to deal with suffering already, personal suffering. – Kay Redfield Jamison

 

If you don’t think your anxiety, depression, sadness and stress impact your physical health, think again. All of these emotions trigger chemical reactions in your body, which can lead to inflammation and a weakened immune system. Learn how to cope, sweet friend. There will always be dark days. – Kris Carr

 

Depression is such a cruel punishment. There are no fevers, no rashes, no blood tests to send people scurrying in concern, just the slow erosion of self, as insidious as cancer. And like cancer, it is essentially a solitary experience; a room in hell with only your name on the door.

 

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

 

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.

 

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.

 

The lotus is the most beautiful flower, whose petals open one by one. But it will only grow in the mud. In order to grow and gain wisdom, first you must have the mud — the obstacles of life and its suffering… ― Goldie Hawn

 

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

 

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

 

Some friends don’t understand this. They don’t understand how desperate I am to have someone say, I love you and I support you just the way you are because you’re wonderful just the way you are. They don’t understand that I can’t remember anyone ever saying that to me. – Elizabeth Wurtzel

 

I’m not grateful for depression, but it honestly made me work harder and gave me the drive that I have to succeed and to make it work. – Lili Reinhart

 

The sun stopped shining for me is all. The whole story is: I am sad. I am sad all the time and the sadness is so heavy that I can’t get away from it. Not ever. ― Nina LaCour

 

The five stages – denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance – are a part of the framework that makes up our learning to live with the one we lost. They are tools to help us frame and identify what we may be feeling. But they are not stops on some linear timeline in grief. – Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

 

Depression taught me the importance of compassion and hard work, and that you can overcome enormous obstacles. – Rob Delaney

 

Depression isn’t about, ‘Woe is me, my life is this, that and the other’, it’s like having the worst flu all day that you just can’t kick. – Robbie Williams

 

I start to think there really is no cure for depression, that happiness is an ongoing battle, and I wonder if it isn’t one I’ll have to fight for as long as I live. I wonder if it’s worth it. – Elizabeth Wurtzel

 

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

 

Recovering from the suicide of a loved one, you need all the help you can get, so I very much recommend a meditation program. The whole picture of how to recover from this has to do with body, mind, and spirit. That’s applicable to any kind of depression. – Judy Collins

 

The deepest fear we have, ‘the fear beneath all fears,’ is the fear of not measuring up, the fear of judgment. It’s this fear that creates the stress and depression of everyday life. – Tullian Tchividjian

 

I have had issues with depression all my life, and it’s probably true to say there was a tendency towards it even when I was very young, during my schooldays. There was often – and this is quite common with comics – a sense of not feeling as if I belonged anywhere. – Jack Dee

 

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

 

I just want to sleep. A coma would be nice. Or amnesia. Anything, just to get rid of this, these thoughts, whispers in my mind. Did he rape my head, too? ― Laurie Halse Anderson.

 

Depression cannot be explained, it’s impossible, even if two people with depression come together to talk about it. No one knows how to explain it properly but, if you get it you’ll know what it is straight away, it changes your whole perspective on life & in a way in the long run depression can sometimes be a good thing.

 

And I felt like my heart had been so thoroughly and irreparably broken that there could be no real joy again, that at best there might eventually be a little contentment. Everyone wanted me to get help and rejoin life, pick up the pieces and move on, and I tried to, I wanted to, but I just had to lie in the mud with my arms wrapped around myself, eyes closed, grieving, until I didn’t have to anymore. ― Anne Lamott

 

Killing oneself is, anyway, a misnomer. We don’t kill ourselves. We are simply defeated by the long, hard struggle to stay alive. When somebody dies after a long illness, people are apt to say, with a note of approval, “He fought so hard.” And they are inclined to think, about a suicide, that no fight was involved, that somebody simply gave up. This is quite wrong. ― Sally Brampton

 

It is not seen as insane when a fighter, under an attack that will inevitably lead to his death, chooses to take his own life first. In fact, this act has been encouraged for centuries, and is accepted even now as an honorable reason to do the deed. How is it any different when you are under attack by your own mind? ― Emilie Autumn

 

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

 

Perfume was first created to mask the stench of foul and offensive odors…Spices and bold flavorings were created to mask the taste of putrid and rotting meat…What then was music created for? Was it to drown out the voices of others, or the voices within ourselves? I think I know. ― Emilie Autumn

 

Depression is darkness filling your heart, surrounding your soul. Everything takes so much energy. People around you don’t understand, you’re doing the best you can Responsibilities overwhelm, expectations you can’t meet weigh heavily, Sorrow fills you until there is no room for anything else. Strength to fight, to find joy and love, slowly seeps from your soul. Endless days without hope loom before you, enveloping you in the darkness.

 

People think depression is sadness. People think depression is crying. People think depression is dressing in black. But people are wrong. Depression is the constant feeling of being numb. Being numb to emotions, being numb to lie. You wake up in the morning just to go back to bed again. Days aren’t really days; they are just annoying obstacles that need to be faced. And how do you face them? Through medication, through drinking, through smoking, through drugs, through cutting. When you’re depressed, you grasp on to anything that can get through the day. That’s what depression is, not sadness or tears, it’s the overwhelming sense of numbness and the desire for anything that can help you make it from one day to the next.

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