Ever had that feeling you forgot something? Or someone is speaking to you, but you can’t follow the conversation? Brain fog affects everyone one time or another. But the foggy depressed brain is different. It’s a constant fog surrounding memory and attention. Negative thoughts keep running through your head, and they are all you […]
The hashtag #HowIFightDepression was recently trending on Twitter. Mental health is a movement that can’t be ignored! “How I fight depression” is the daily mantra for all of us who suffer with depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, and PTSD. No one wants to be depressed. No one deserves to be depressed.
Depression is a mental illness. Getting treated for depression should be as normal as going to your dentist for a tooth ache. There shouldn’t be any shame or stigma. You shouldn’t be afraid you’ll be mocked, or that your family will throw you out. You should feel free to talk about depression.
Twitter bands together
One way to fight depression is to break the stigma and silence of mental illness. People were telling personal stories, offering advice, and giving support to anyone suffering from depression. It was beautiful, because open dialogue is what people suffering with depression and anxiety need. Here’s a couple of tweets that are uplifting and supportive.
• Write it down — no matter what the thoughts may be
• Be honest and open about it
• Enjoy the little things
• Remember to laugh
• Feel it — let the emotions flow
• Remember that nobody is alone in this never ending battle… pic.twitter.com/CB9OoPPOlj
— Nic Allis (@allis_nic) June 19, 2019
Remember that depression tells terrible lies. They are so believable when I'm in that dark place, but whever I crawl back out I can see clearly. You are so needed. Trust me. #HowIFightDepression
— Jenny Lawson (@TheBloggess) June 19, 2019
One problem with depression is a lack of interest in doing anything
It's like you create a procrastination temperament
One way to handle this is to break down everything. Get through the day or the hour or minute. Not overcoming it all, just one part of it#HowIFightDepression
— Lawrence Fillory (@lawrencefillory) June 19, 2019
It's okay if you don't feel like getting out of bed. It's okay if you can't take a shower. It's okay if you lied & cancelled all plans. Depression is mentally exhausting. It's okay if all you did today was breathe. Mental illness is as real as physical one.#HowIFightDepression
— Komal Shahid (@ArmedWithWords) June 19, 2019
#HowIFightDepression By speaking out about it constantly. By never treating it as my silent shame. By taking my medication daily and attending therapy regularly. And by never forgetting that depression is an illness just like any physical ailment.
— Bryan Behar (@bryanbehar) June 19, 2019
Thanks to these people and the millions of others who shared their stories, thoughts, and prayers. We’ve come a long way in how we talk about mental illness.
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