This Is Why People With Depression Are Actually The Strongest

When you date a person with depression, here’s what you need to know: they are  the toughest survivors. Everyday is a struggle for them, a war. But they still get out of bed every morning and face their pain, their struggles. People with depression go to work every single day, do their jobs, provide for their families, and this is despite being ill, so ill that they can barely find motivation anywhere.

People with depression make a constant effort with the people they love, try to spend time with them and do things the people they love want to do, all this to show how much they appreciate having them in their lives. People with depression are highly tolerant and have to grit their teeth and put up with so much ignorance. They are aware that wherever they go, there will be people there that do not have a full grasp of what depression is as they have not suffered from it themselves. People who insist on equating depression with weakness.

Depression is a dark thing lurking inside your brain, slowly shutting every single light out till you have nothing but the abyss.

Where do you run to when the thing you are running from exists inside your head? This is an unslayable monster that rises with you in the morning and stays with you through the echoes of midnight. This is depression, and the people fighting it everyday are warriors, doing everything they can to not let this fight show on their faces, to not let this fight affect the ones they love.

People with depression are the strongest human beings. And respecting their war, their battle, their survival is the least we can do.

If you have depression, your struggle is valid. You are brave. I see you. TC mark

Nikita Gill

Nikita is the author of Your Soul Is A River, a book about healing and becoming whole again.

Your Soul Is A River

“Love a soft person. The ones who are positive, even in the worst of circumstances. Someone whose strength is not in bravado, but in their quiet. Someone who is strong for others because that is what is needed in that moment. Someone who is the moon that soothes instead of the sun that burns. Someone who sees the very best in people even when you think they aren’t worth it. The kind of person who always wants to do the best for those they love.”
—Excerpt from Your Soul Is A River, by Nikita Gill

“I bought this on a whim to read as I was resting for the night, and I do not regret it one bit! Everything about the poetry in this book is amazing, heart breaking, and soul searching. It will lift your spirits on your darkest days. I want to thank the author so much for writing this, as it’s something I will be rereading a lot! Always remember, everything about you is important. You matter.” —McKayla

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