It’s inevitable that at one point in our lives (and for some of us many points) depression exists. Feeling incapable, not feeling good enough, pretty enough, smart enough… The skin we live in can almost feel like a curse. Sometimes it takes just that one person to say the wrong thing to trigger a multitude of emotions that will make you feel like existence is nothing more than a way for someone to beat you down and tear you up.
Depression doesn’t have a face, it’s not easily spotted. A depressed person may not be crying for you to see, they are crying in the shower where you can’t hear them. A depressed person may not vent to you about how life sucks, they are hiding behind their own shadow. A depressed person most likely isn’t mourning in public, they are in bed imagining it is a dark hole that allows their fears and dreams to escape them.
Life isn’t always a breath of fresh air and most likely today you will cross paths with someone who is suffering with depression. A child, a teenager, a mom, an uncle, a friend, a teacher, cashier, a stranger…
That person that we assume has it all together. The one that can make us laugh at any given moment, dresses like they stepped out of a magazine, the student that possesses every quality you wish you could be; except these people may not be what we see. They may also hold a great quality of hiding pain, suffering and thoughts that can one day become to much.
Depression is serious and treatable. Talk to your loved ones, your friends, your neighbors. A simple good morning. A sincere how are you doing? A phone call to say I am thinking of you. A genuine compliment is an instant mood lifter. Who knows who you could save today.
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A beautiful man walked this earth among us. He seemed to have it all. A fabulous life, incredible talent, and eyes that could light up the world. A man we could only dream we are capable of being. Rest in peace Robin Williams.
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