September is National Suicide Prevention Month, and throughout the last few weeks, Instagram has become flooded by empowering survival stories, raising social awareness on the illness. A new hashtag, #faceofdepression, is adding an essential layer of depth to the public conversation about hidden depression symptoms, and it's one we just can't ignore.

What do depressed people look like? What does someone with suicidal thoughts appear? What does depression feels like? Many of us would probably picture a crumpled up, crying shell of a person on a bathroom floor. The reality that #faceofdepression is trying to explain, however, is that people who are struggling with feeling depressed often hide it in their everyday lives - meaning that they look like just about any other person you'd pass on the street.

One of the most touching contributions to the campaign was a video shared by Talinda Bentley, widow of Linkin Park singer Chester Bennington, showing him laughing and smiling just 36 hours before his tragic suicide. Don't take everything at 'face' value. If you think or know someone is showing the signs of depression, ask the hard questions before it's too late.

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is available 24/7 if you or someone you know needs urgent treatment of depression. Call 1-800-273-8255 or go to their official website to live chat with a counselor.

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Sam Shabadoo
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3 years ago

This is really powerful! I'm a nurse and I pinned this to my nursing board so I can show my fellow nurses. Thank you for sharing your story, just by ready this I know that the world would not be as bright without you in it ❤

Ann Flynt
Community Member
3 years ago

People that don't have to live with and fight this awful chemical imbalance in the brain often think we are doing it for attention, or because it is a choice and we should just get over it. I have suffered through this since I was ten. When puberty hit at eleven, I think it got worse. I have been on all kinds medications, had some therapy, and as my life has progressed (I am 58), my circumstances have gotten worse, and my depression is like a hyena on my back that won't leave. I am in dire financial straits, am married to a bi-polar who is not healthy and older than me, and am scared about my future. People that are depressed all have the same look in their eye. Every photo I have seen on this particular posting shows the same look. Those of us in the depression club recognize it. We are drowning, and the guilt overwhelms us.

Marnee DeRider
Community Member
3 years ago

I made a very serious suicide attempt when I was 15. I was in the ICU. It wasn't a cry for help. I was sent to a psychiatrist. He talked with me for maybe 5-10 minutes. He told my mom that I wasn't depressed because I was smiling too much. Can't tell a fake smile? My older sister had been hammering into me for months that I was "being mean" to my parents by walking around looking morose, so I had taken to smiling gleefully at everyone at all times for no reason. (The incongruity of face to brain caused further distress for me.) I felt exactly as this woman describes: Like I wasn't real, like the black hole in my head that was the only thing left me -- that that wasn't even real. So, there was NOTHING left. I never recovered from that. I never thought there was help, which is why the almost-successful attempt was not a cry for help. And to this day, I still think there is no help. I thought about suicide weekly if not daily for a couple of decades. I will never shake it.

Mona Biehl
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3 years ago

Children get depressed. The first episode of depression that I remember was when I was 4. We had just moved from Alaska to Washington State and I remember going to our new apartment and Depression engulfed me. I suspect I probably had earlier episodes but I don't remember. Age-4-59ce...c80641.jpg Age-4-59ce9a3c80641.jpg

The First And The Last
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3 years ago

This is so true. My situation was a little different, but the judgement was still there. I'm that girl who always went to school with a smile on her face, laughed, joked around, and acted pretty silly. I was not really a serious or mature type person at school. So when I told this person who was saying something about how people who were abused had to have scars, I said I was abused but i don't have any (verbal more than physical) and he didn't believe me because I was always happy when in truth it was just a cover so that I could try and forget about it at school.

Brent Kaufman
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3 years ago

Smack that doctor, please.

Steve D
Community Member
3 years ago

When I learnt that depression was blocked anger, most probably from a childhood experience I didn't remember, my life took a new, positive direction. I am amazed that this information is not taught in schools. I relate to how all these people felt. I had a fortune of experiences that stopped me thinking that way. I am not going to preach that it is easy to beat depression, it is not. But you can beat it.

Jessie McCormick
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2 years ago

My doctor said something similar to this - "You don't look like you have anxiety." I actually laughed. Because in that moment, I genuinely didn't know whether that was a question, a compliment, a misunderstanding, a genuine observation, or a sarcastic indication that there is no "Look" to mental illness. Sending strength and courage for your journey 💕

Romenriel
Community Member
3 years ago

I keep laughing every time I speak about my mental problems, suicidal thoughts including. I feel so much with this girl. Nothing makes you more depressed than when people think you have no depression.

earringnut
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3 years ago

happiness is a thin skim of lukewarm oil on top of deep freezing water when you're depressed. the happiness and the pain don't really mix. they just coexist.

Joelyn Kitzmiller
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3 years ago

Yours is a very important message...Thank you for sharing your story. I pray you're doing better.

Diamond Green
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1 month ago

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Barbara Bacigalupo
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2 years ago

xoxoxo

Kevin Goldman
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3 years ago

She has a voice! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7cNjUO8_Vuw

Edward Reid
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3 years ago

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Toomas Kadarpik
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3 years ago

Depression has face, always ,you can cancel it for a moment with drugs or serotonine, but these are just micro moments. I do not have it at all and I perceive it always, as a teraphist and photographer, it is very easy to see. Of course it is possible to shoot non depressive photos but most top model photos in popular adds also contain signs of depression very often. In video on live everyday life it is visible in every second.

Kathy W
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3 years ago

In all the smiling, laughing photos I looked at in this post, the smiles don't reach their eyes. They are totally fake, like Hilary Clinton's plastered-on fake smile. How to tell? A genuine smile causes a crease at the corners of the eyes, especially the outer corner. Probably most of us project a fake smile from time to time, but when someone always smiles like that, you can be pretty sure there is something unhappy going on inside.

Kathy W
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3 years ago

Opps! I posted twice because I thought the first one didn't go. Sorry about that!

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Kathy W
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3 years ago

I've looked at quite a few of the photos in this post and one thing that struck me is that none of the smiles I saw were genuine. A smile born of happiness reaches the eyes. A genuine smile crinkles the skin at the outer corner of the eyes. Of course, probably most people put on a fake smile sometimes, but if someone tells you they are happy and doing well with a fake smile on their face, especially if they do it often, you really have to look deeper to see what's going on.

Deborah Goodman
Community Member
3 years ago

Do you feel that judgment from the outside world is half the problem? Does this judgment make the depression worse, and if so, by how much? Can it be evaluated in these terms? Is there anything the "outside world" can do to help depression? This needs to be addressed more to the public in visual forms like posters and advertising, this is why I ask. What would you want it to say?

endelbendel
Community Member
3 years ago

Anyone can pull it together for a short time. They do that with their doctors.

Adam Bryce
Community Member
3 years ago

most people are not good at reading the subtleties of body language - they basically read the headlines in large, uppercase font and forget to notice the small-printed print below. most people aren't very good at listening either - they do it only with their ears, and even then, only half-listening. true listening is done with ears, eyes and as much of attention possible.

Ingrid Tsai
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3 years ago

That is so unprofessional, that doctor

Adrianne Dickenson
Community Member
3 years ago

I worry about my 12 year old I do think she suffers from depression we went to see the doctor she said spend more time with her!i try but she takes herself away if it's a family situation at home she just disappears she says she dissent fit in I really struggle how to cope shes quite childish for her age blows things out of context a scratch is a major thing 😓

Ildiko Okido
Community Member
3 years ago

I'm no expert, but I'd say talk to her. At least let her know she can turn to you with any issue she has. Keep your eye on her and never ever ignore your gut feeling if you think something's wrong with her. She needs you! And maybe a regular doctor isn't enough for her. You could try a psychiatrist. Wish you lots of luck with her.

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EhisBriscol Irabor Excellency
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9 months ago

Hello to the world, I'm Jennifer Budgie from the UK After being in relationship with my husband for years, he broke up with me. I did everything within my reach to bring him back but all was in vain, I wanted him back so badly because of the love I had for him, I begged him with everything, I made promises but he refused.I explained my problem to my friend and she suggested that I should rather contact a spellcaster OKORO that could help me cast a spell to bring him back in 12 or 24hrs,I had no choice than to try it,i email the spellcaster,Dr OKORO and he assured me there was no problem without solution and that everything will be okay before 2days. He cast the spell and surprisingly on the second day, my husband called me,I was so surprised,I answered the call and all he said was that he was so sorry for everything that had happened He wanted me to return to him,He also said he loved me so much,I was so happy and he comes back to me that was how we started living,okorohomeofrefuge@gm

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1 year ago

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3 years ago

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Vera Deme
Community Member
3 years ago

Depression is not a mental disease!!! It is a state of mind that can appear due to the abnormal circumstances of the environment and relationships we live with.

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Alustriel Day
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3 years ago

:(

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You can't tell can you? You can't tell by the look in my eyes or the sound of my voice even. You're thinking "You're smiling though!"

Yes. Yes, I am smiling. I smiled for you. I smiled so I don't make you feel bad. I don't want you to feel like I do. I also don't want you to feel like there is something you can do to make me "feel better".

There isn't anything anyone can do. I have to work through it on my own. The worst part is that this bout snuck up on me. I recognize the familiarity of it all though.

Empty
Lonely
Heavy
Tired
So tired
Everything is loud
Everything is annoying
I have no patience
I want to be left alone
I want to stay in bed
I don't want to work out
I want to eat everything without cooking anything

The best part is that I haven't felt like this in a very long time AND that I recognize it for what is. I'm the one who bakes and does crafts. You see that on the outside but you don't see the darkness inside.

For those that are also suffering....PLEASE SEEK HELP. Treatment is different for each person. Do what is best for you. I'm doing what works for me while I get back to Monique. So for now - I smile, and let people know I'm struggling.

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sh
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3 years ago

THIS! She describes it so well... "The worst part is that this bout snuck up on me. I recognize the familiarity of it all though. Empty Lonely Heavy Tired So tired Everything is loud Everything is annoying I have no patience I want to be left alone I want to stay in bed I don't want to work out I want to eat everything without cooking anything "

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My daughter as well. The night before she ended up in the hospital they went to the daddy daughter dance and had an amazing time. Thankfully she's still alive today and learning to beat her illness. She was 8 at the time

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Aurelia Grey
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3 years ago

Mercy. Hurts to look at her, hurts to learn how young she was, I hope things are better.

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Neb
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3 years ago

And this is why everyone needs to learn to listen. Appearance is not everything.

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This is my son , right before going to his computer to look up how to properly hang himself. Two days later he followed through.

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Auden Meyer
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3 years ago

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That is one large pooch

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Elaine Van Zon
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3 years ago

true

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This is depression in our home. I tried to hang myself in my attic when the board broke and I broke thru the ceiling alerting my family. I fight every day. My husband tries his best but can't break through. I don't understand it. I don't know why I can't get rid of it. I have a wonderful family. I feel selfish, lost, sick and angry at myself. My brain has always been a little scrambled and I've fought just to make it thru school, I can't keep a job. I can't stay in task long enough or I take too long. I leave before I get fired. It's hard to feel worthless and I hate feeling like a burden to my family. I have so much pain inside. I'm in therapy I have meds. All I know is even though I feel like suicide would make life easier for my family, I also feel like if I could just get my head fixed and could be someone worthy, I really would like to stay around. I have been trying for so long I don't know if it's gonna happen for me. Today I am here. We will see how tomorrow goes tomorrow. I take it day for day and some times hour by hour. Sometimes i think If I can get through one more hour I'll go to bed and I'll sleep til tomorrow and see how it goes. Today has been ok. I'm trying to find something good today to give hope for tomorrow. Today I try.

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Caroline Huot
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3 years ago

Not just hour by hour honey... minute by minute, second by second!! I've been there... Take care xx

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My #faceofdepression and yes it is possible to be depressed with a child.

Hearing, "You don't have a reason to be depressed with her around" doesn't do shit but make me feel worse about myself

Being told, "All you need is exercise and a good diet" just makes me want to throat punch you even though you're coming from a good place

Depression keeps you from doing things you want to do because it's literally a chemical imbalance in your brain.

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Elaine Van Zon
Community Member
3 years ago

yes ,been there, well meaning people saying utterly stupid things. I hate " We've all been there" They are trying to make us feel they understand but succeed only in showing how little they understand. No you havn't been there - you have NO idea. Your daughter is adorable ,you are doing a great and brave job as her Mum. I pray you find something that will ease your pain and make your smile real on the inside too

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This is my boyfriend two weeks before hanging himself. Will never understand it...

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KK
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3 years ago

Posts like these can hit very close to home. Please reach out for help if you struggle with thoughts of suicide. It can be prevented. There is help available in your country, take a look: http://www.suicide.org/international-suicide-hotlines.html

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This is what depression looked like not long before we lost our beloved Luke. Depression is a SERIOUS illness. Don't dismiss people who are hurting.

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Nini
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3 years ago

Depression is like a worm, crawling under your skin and eating your flesh without anybody noticing. Because no one cares about what's inside of you. And everybody overreacts when something's seeable. But when "something" is noticeable is when you need people not to see, then you smile, every time for no reason, so they won't ask what you don't want to talk about. Because no matter what, when and whoever pretends to be here for you, everything looks fake, sounds wrong, and it hurts to realize how much you suck at life. And someday, it becomes too painful, you want to run away but everything's the same wherever you go. This is at that point that "suicide", "silence" and "darkness" start to look sweet, inspiring, necessary. Depression is a worm that deforms reality and makes "freedom" and "peace" rhyme with "death". I feel sorry for y'all, I wish your beloveds could have found a better way to relieve themselves from this pain.

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Alustriel Day
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3 years ago

:(

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Kim Lorton
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3 years ago

Glad you are alive!

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Bipolar disorder here,(with a heavy emphasis on the depression side)...I get up, put on a full face of makeup, wear a fun dress, all while struggling with depression, anxiety and sometimes suicidal thoughts..

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MonsterMash
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3 years ago

You're beautiful! Thank you for being strong .

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Currently at the doctor seeking help, most have no idea what I'm going through and that I cry in the shower or in the car on my way home from work or can't sleep at night because of panic attacks

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Dani Donovan
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3 years ago

So glad you are seeking help. You're not alone!

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Neb
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3 years ago

These are some crazy criteria - if you cannot get up from bed or do not brush hair, it is way too late. Also, there is functional depression, where everything looks OK from the surface. Only looks.

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Valdis
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3 years ago

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Is a nose ring sign of depression/suicidal thoughts? There is quite a few girls with nose rings with attempted suicides or depression.

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Neb
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3 years ago

So true...

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#19

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Major Depression & PPD here. 3 weeks pp with #2 & going to the doctor is helping. Most times I feel like I'm drowning but last couple of days it's been easier. Sometimes just talking about it can be cathartic. PLEASE seek help if you need it. It's not failure. Sometimes you just need a little more time to get your shit together and that's ok, because being a functional parent is hard fucking work.

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Jenna Bois
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3 years ago

You need to take care of you to be the best parent you can. I'm glad you're finding talk therapy helping. You got this :)

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Duc Anh
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3 years ago

I dont know what happened to you, but whatever, you look beautiful

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Nicole Yates
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3 years ago

Yep I understand. Why is hair washing the hardest part?!

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Tasha Harris
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3 years ago

Travelling a very similar road at the moment.. I just want to be able to function .. hope your journey is going well .

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The face of depression. Sometimes it looks optimistic. Sometimes it doesn't. And having a smart, beautiful child doesn't mean those feelings don't exist or that they're not valid. She loves me on my good days and my bad days.

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MonsterMash
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3 years ago

You both look like angels!

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#24

I Suffer From Fybromyalgia, Arthritis And Anxiety. The Years Have Been A Struggle.

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JillVille Child Care
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3 years ago

You are so beautiful! Love your eyes, definitely a caring emotional person in there :)

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Sarah Laurent
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3 years ago

People need you, and love you, I promise. Even while crying, in bed, red wine or whatever ;)

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Alžběta Laurincová
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3 years ago

I know it won't help you, but you are a very beuatiful woman! I love your eyes.

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Emmajones
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3 years ago

Thank you for speaking out.

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Jan Benante
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3 years ago

You are stronger than you know. Just keep on keeping on.

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When people think about depression, they tend to have a very specific idea of how it manifests itself. I'm in the middle of a very real depressive episode and here I am at work with my plants and headphones

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Lily Winterhart
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3 years ago

EnLyte might work for you like it did for me.

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I have been struggling with depression and anxiety for years and years. I started experiencing symptoms around 12 and wasn't diagnosed or treated until I was 25. (Early on docs told me I didn't seem depressed.) Once my kiddo was born, my postpartum depression fused with my everyday depression and I almost lost it. It was my dream to be a happy SAHP, and even though I stayed home for over a year, I felt worse and worse every day. It took all of my energy to make sure my baby was taken care of. I developed severe sleep apnea, gained a lot of weight, and couldn't function outside of my parental duties.

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Nadine
Community Member
3 years ago

Being a mom with or without depression takes so much inner strength. Bless you for fighting and starting so strong. Been there, know that feeling

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#31

Depressed Since High'school, Drop'out, One Suicide Attempt, Severely Agoraphobic. In My Country Having A Mental Illness Means That "Your Parents Didn't Beat You Enough", Or, "Your Husband Should Throw You Out Of The House, Maybe Then You'll Get A Job". So I Learned To Smile Even In My Worst Days.

Depressed since high'school, drop'out, one suicide attempt, severely agoraphobic. In my country having a mental illness means that "Your parents didn't beat you enough", or, "Your husband should throw you out of the house, maybe then you'll get a job". So I learned to smile even in my worst days.

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makki
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3 years ago

Ooo can I has your hat o^o also your pretty!

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#32

Me, Two Days After A Failed Suicide Attempt. People Don't "Look" Depressed Because Depression Isn't A Facial Expression.

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3 years ago

Me, Two Days After A Failed Suicide Attempt. People Don’t “Look” Depressed, Because Depression Isn’t A Facial Expression.

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3 years ago

Stuck in a panic attack, yes, that's sweat running down my Face. Battling for 15 years now, the fearless good times in between two bad phases are the reason I'm still fighting. Nevertheless I'm tired to explain what a panic attack feels like or what the reasons are I'm suffering from this disease. It's not my fault and I don't want to feel guilty anymore.

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GAD and depression for probably two decades. My childhood nickname was "smiley". My positive attitude gets remarked on often. My brain still fires weird regardless.

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Tam-Tam
Community Member
3 years ago

I def relate. Sometimes the bigger my smile is in public, the more severe my depression is...and that is confusing understandably to a lot of people around me. Pls remember you are beautiful and worthy of happiness!

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I have suffered from depression for more than 2 thirds of my life. Think about that. Most of my life has been in pain and misery. Most of my life has been spent fighting my demons of suicidal ideation and convincing myself to stay, to keep fighting. There are days, even now, that I can draft my goodbye note in my head. There are days I can almost convince myself that my son and my family could be better off without me. Yet, this is no way makes me an unfit mother. One thing I never fail at for my son is loving him. Showing him he is loved. I know some of you say "you shouldn't have children if you are mentally ill" and to you I say: Eat a bag of dicks. My son saved my life. My son saves my life every day. I will not keep from him that I am sick when he is old enough to understand. I'd rather he see me battle my mind, than think even a fraction of my pain was caused by him.

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BoredBirgit
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3 years ago

2 Cuties.

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#36

I've Been Diagnosed With Borderline A Few Weeks Ago. My Head Needs Rest, My Puppy Needs A Hug

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3 years ago

Got diagnosed with borderline a few months ago. Hard to hear but all fell into place. The depressions are hard, very hard. Thankfully i've been diagnosed, got a great counselor and am attending group-therapy. Keep strong everyone and thank you all for sharing your stories.

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Two Months After Attempting Suicide And While I Was Considering Trying Again Every Day. Every Person Who Meets Me And I Tell I Have Depression Say; 'You Just Don't Seem The Type!' There Is No Type.

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3 years ago

Two months after attempting suicide - while I was considering trying again daily. Everyone who meets me and who I tell I have depression say: 'You don't seem the type!' There is no type.

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The Last Images We Have Of My Eldest Son's Father. Mother's Day 2012. We Felt He Was Making Improvements, But Jesse Completed Suicide June 12, 2012.

The last images we have of my eldest son's father. Mother's day 2012. We felt he was making improvements, but Jesse completed suicide June 12, 2012.

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Agnes Jekyll
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3 years ago

I'm so sorry.

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#39

About Three Hours Before A Massive Panic Attack That Ultimately Ended In Self Harm.

About three hours before a massive panic attack that ultimately ended in self harm.

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makki
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3 years ago

You're very pretty I love your smile!

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#40

When You Put On Your War Face But Inside Is Where The Battle Happens.

When you put on your war face but inside is where the battle happens.

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Agnes Jekyll
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3 years ago

Thanks for posting this Kurtz

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#41

I Never Feel Normal, Accepted Or Accepted. I Struggle Always. I'm Thankful For My Support.

I never feel normal, accepted or accepted. I struggle always. I'm thankful for my support.

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Ivelina Gancheva
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3 years ago

Dude, you cool, you remind me of the singer Banks visually. Be strong!

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The Guy In Red Was My Dad, Less Than 2 Months Before He Took His Life. He Was 60 Years Old. He Told Us As Kids That He Had To Talk Himself Out Of Suicide Every Day. He Succeeded, But Not Without Letting Every One Of His Loved Ones Know How Much He Loved Us. I Miss Him Terribly, He Will Never Get To Meet My Kids Or Walk Me Down The Isle.

The guy in red was my dad, less than 2 months before he took his life. He was 60 years old. He told us as kids that he had to talk himself out of suicide every day. He succeeded, but not without letting every one of his loved ones know how much he loved us. I miss him terribly, he will never get to meet my kids or walk me down the isle.

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Jade Lynn
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3 years ago

I'm so sorry for your loss. I am so sorry for his struggle.

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Kristen Marir
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3 years ago

Have you ever been checked for lyme disease?

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Taken Few Days Ago... Face Of Depression, Anxiety, Ednos, Bpd And Suicidal Thoughts. I'm Ashmed

Taken few days ago... Face of depression, anxiety, ednos, bpd and suicidal thoughts. I'm ashmed

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Neb
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3 years ago

You should not be ashamed. Would you be ashamed if you had cancer?

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#45

Depressed For Years, Nobody Noticed Till Last Year, It’s Amazing How Depression Can Hide

Depressed for years, nobody noticed till last year, it’s amazing how depression can hide.

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Agnes Jekyll
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3 years ago

I'm glad someone noticed. My love and support to you.

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#46

Decided To Get Out Of Bed For The First Time In Months To Look Nice For A Picture

Decided to get out of bed for the first time in months to look nice for a picture.

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Anita Ghigi
Community Member
3 years ago

Nice matte lip color.

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#47

This Is What Depression And Anxiety Looks Like. I Was In A Bad Place. I Am Fine Now, But Sometimes It Comes Back, And I Hate It. Luckily I Have Got A Support System Around Me That Helps Me Through When Out Gets Bad. But Most People Would Never Have Guess When I Struggle!

This is what depression and anxiety looks like. I was in a bad place. I am fine now, but sometimes it comes back, and I hate it. Luckily I have got a support system around me that helps me through when out gets bad. But most people would never have guess when I struggle!

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#48

"You're Young And Smart" They Say. "Depression Don't Exist" They Say.

"Depression? But you're young and smart" they say. And here I am with 11 suicide attempts.

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awesome_sauce.71
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3 years ago

you are very pretty! I want to grow up and be as pretty as you and maybe my moms.It will all be okay

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Anxiety And Depression For Many Years, I Put A Mask On I Guess At Times And Try To Make Out I'm The Fun, Smiling Happy One, But What Goes On Inside Is Darker At Times. Worry So Much About Things, Its Like The End Of The World When Changes Happen. I Get Paniced By Things, Angry And Distant Or I Breakdown And Cry. Its Not Only Mental But Physical Too, Ibs And Stress Symptoms That Make Me Feel Weak And Tired. My Artistic Part Of My Brain Does Help Break Things Up Time To Time, A Way Of Expressing Something That I Cant Feel. I Wish At Times I Could Eventually Feel More In Control, But Then I'd Be Scared Of That Feeling.

Anxiety and depression for many years, I put a mask on I guess at times and try to make out I'm the fun, smiling happy one, but what goes on inside is darker at times. Worry so much about things, its like the end of the world when changes happen. I get paniced by things, angry and distant or I breakdown and cry. Its not only mental but physical too, ibs and stress symptoms that make me feel weak and tired. My artistic part of my brain does help break things up time to time, a way of expressing something that I cant feel. I wish at times I could eventually feel more in control, but then I'd be scared of that feeling.

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Kevin Goldman
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3 years ago

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7cNjUO8_Vuw

#50

Depressed For 4 Years

Depressed for 4 years.

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