Depression has now been affecting a lot of people and while we are fighting with it and opening about the mental illnesses and health issues it is equally important to have an open conversation to foster understanding and empathy for those who may be struggling with it. So this woman Sarah Schuster who is the mental health editor at The Mighty decided to find out how depression manifests itself in ways other people can’t see.
“While most people imagine depression equals ‘really sad,’ unless you’ve experienced depression yourself, you might not know it goes so much deeper than that,” Sarah writes. “Depression expresses itself in many different ways, some more obvious than others. While some people have a hard time getting out of bed, others might get to work just fine — it’s different for everyone.”
She posted a question on The Mighty Facebook page and asked the community members to answer it. Sarad posted “What’s something people don’t realize you’re doing because you live with depression?” And the answers by people were really eye-opening. We surely don’t realize the things depression does to people.
Below we have compiled some of the responses by the members that are really heartbreaking!
1.Things people have to go through in depression is really exhausting just like doing some physical work.
2.You just do things for the sake of doing it and not because you want to do it.
3.It’s not the same for everyone. While some can deal with it, some really can’t.
4.That’s the sign of social anxiety and it’s not easy to deal with it.
5.It’s all in your head that your friend doesn’t want to meet you and go out with you.
6. It makes you physically and mentally ill!
7.We all do that to avoid people.
8.We have to talk about this and understand their mental health issue they have to go through every day.
9.We don’t realize how much emotionally and physically depression can affect people.
10.You don’t even feel like being with your family and talk to them. Things depressions do to you.
11.You can never know what someone is going through inside. Just because they seem happy doesn’t mean they really are.
12.Things mental illness do to you and you can’t really do anything about it.
13.Can you believe that even this can happen to someone? And we thought our life was hard.
14.Until you have experienced it, you will not understand it.
15.It’s like an evil puppet controlling you and your emotions.
16.It’s not because they want to do the same. Who wants to like a life like this?
17.No, you’re not lazy. You’re just tired mentally.
18.You have to fight your own battles, every day.
19.You are lost. It makes people lose hope.
20.No one will ever know what you are really going through.
21.People think you’re crazy and stupid but they don’t know what’s the real reason behind your withdrawal from the surrounding.