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Someone Just Perfectly Explained Why Depression Makes People So Tired, And More People Need To See It
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Someone Just Perfectly Explained Why Depression Makes People So Tired, And More People Need To See It

Over time, depression and other mental disorders evolve camouflage so strong, they become almost invisible to the public. Almost. There are still a few ways to spot the parasites. 22-year-old visual artist and mental health advocate Pauline Palita has revealed a reliable method of how to spot people who struggle with mental health, and it’s resonating hard on Twitter.

“I’ve been diagnosed with bipolar disorder,” Pauline told Bored Panda. “I’ve decided to become a mental health advocate because I knew there were a lot of people out there fighting the same silent battles.”

“I know how hard it is to deal with this kind of illness, the feeling for not taking your condition seriously. I also know a lot of people out there who don’t have the ability to speak about it. The only thing I can do is spread and raise awareness, [trying to] end the stigma around mental illnesses.”

According to National Alliance on Mental Illness, approximately 1 in 5 adults in the U.S. experiences mental illness in a given year. Moreover, mood disorders, including major depression, dysthymic disorder and bipolar disorder, are the third most common cause of hospitalization in the U.S. for citizens aged 18–44. Scroll down to learn one of the ways you can identify these dangerous conditions.

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Relating to the issue, people thought Pauline’s thoughts were spot-on

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Rafaella Bueno
Community Member
4 years ago

The part about the cat... I have social anxiety and I never know how to explain what it's like, but that's pretty much exactly it. I have very low empathy levels and can't at all tell how people are really feeling from external cues, so even when I do mange to talk to them, I'm constantly afraid they're just trying to not be dicks but can't wait for me to go away. My dream is a honest society, where telling people what you really think to their faces is the polite thing to do... because them I could stop worrying so much if I'm actually being liked or just being put up with. The fact that I know they actually mean well is what hurts the most.

Ashley Cusanelli
Community Member
4 years ago

I so share your desire where being honest to people is normal and polite. I cannot "read between the lines" and I'm constantly trying to figure out if someone REALLY means what they said or are lying (to be polite or malicious) It's exhausting and has made me withdraw and avoid people.

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Virgil Blue
Community Member
4 years ago

Feel a bit better after seeing someone explaining the things I find so hard to communicate clearly.

Derpicorn
Community Member
4 years ago

Yeah this explains it so well... I stay awake for up to... about 5 hours I guess just thinking. And then, even when I’m tired, it’s so hard to just sleep. It seems like people don’t understand... the SHOULD though so that they can help fight depression alongside those who suffer from it.

Elliott Simone Deegan
Community Member
4 years ago

i totaly understan you <3 <3

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Rafaella Bueno
Community Member
4 years ago

The part about the cat... I have social anxiety and I never know how to explain what it's like, but that's pretty much exactly it. I have very low empathy levels and can't at all tell how people are really feeling from external cues, so even when I do mange to talk to them, I'm constantly afraid they're just trying to not be dicks but can't wait for me to go away. My dream is a honest society, where telling people what you really think to their faces is the polite thing to do... because them I could stop worrying so much if I'm actually being liked or just being put up with. The fact that I know they actually mean well is what hurts the most.

Ashley Cusanelli
Community Member
4 years ago

I so share your desire where being honest to people is normal and polite. I cannot "read between the lines" and I'm constantly trying to figure out if someone REALLY means what they said or are lying (to be polite or malicious) It's exhausting and has made me withdraw and avoid people.

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Virgil Blue
Community Member
4 years ago

Feel a bit better after seeing someone explaining the things I find so hard to communicate clearly.

Derpicorn
Community Member
4 years ago

Yeah this explains it so well... I stay awake for up to... about 5 hours I guess just thinking. And then, even when I’m tired, it’s so hard to just sleep. It seems like people don’t understand... the SHOULD though so that they can help fight depression alongside those who suffer from it.

Elliott Simone Deegan
Community Member
4 years ago

i totaly understan you <3 <3

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