2017-04-12

10 Uplifting Depression Quotes

About 19 million Americans are living with depression, and is a serious medical condition. "In contrast to the normal emotional experiences of sadness, loss, or passing mood states, clinical depression is persistent and can interfere significantly with an individual’s ability to function,” the US National Institute of Mental Health reported. To help us function through this, we need to be uplifted. Words have a powerful impact on our lives. The make us feel unstoppable, or like a failure. When someone is depressed they’re even more vulnerable to words, actions and deeds. Depression is real, so when someone is going through a period of despair lift them up with words of encouragement, and pass these quotations along for them to be reminded to keep the faith. “I have not the shadow of a doubt that any man or woman can achieve what I have, if he or she will make the same effort, and have the same hope and faith,” Mahatma Gandhi said. 

Lost

"Depression is feeling like you're lost something but having no clue when or where you last had it. Then one day you realize what you lost is yourself."

Seize Happiness

"The moments of happiness we enjoy take us by surprise. It is not that we seize them, but that they seize us." -Ashley Montagu

Gratitude

"It is not how much we have, but how much we enjoy, that makes happiness." -Charles Spurgeon

Determined

"I am determined to be cheerful and happy in whatever situation I may find myself. For I have learned that the greater part of our misery or unhappiness is determined not by our circumstance but by our disposition." -Martha Washington

Nothing is Impossible

"Nothing is impossible, the word itself says 'I'm possible'!" -Audrey Hepburn

Change

"Change your thoughts and you change your world."-Norman Vincent Peale

Believe

"Believe you can and you're halfway there." -Theodore Roosevelt

Stay Focused

"Keep your face always toward the sunshine - and shadows will fall behind you." -Walt Whitman

Rise Again

"My sun sets to rise again." -Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Living with Depression

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