When depression and anxiety double team you, you spiral, completely out of control. Anxiety says horrible things and depression validates them. You want to hide, but you can’t. You want to run away, but you don’t.
Depression changes people, but it doesn’t make them fundamentally different people any more than dealing with cancer or diabetes does.
Panic attacks can happen out of the blue. Please be patient. Show compassion. Show empathy.
“Just think positively!”
With you, the hardships do not defeat me. With you, I am resilient and brilliant and exactly who I was always meant to be. With you, I’m the best me.
Depression doesn’t happen when you’re upset about something – it’s a chemical imbalance that crops up whenever.
I love you
Many a times creative souls have misguidedly romanticized mental illness – Adult critics who have declared Sylvia Plath’s poetry genius owing to her mental affliction and personal tragedies, young writers unable to separate the ‘coolness’ of Bukowski’s alcoholic crutch from his literary talents.
This is what pure, unadulterated love looks like.
Focusing on life happiness is too hard. That is the key to unhappiness.