50 Meaningful Pieces Of Advice From Adults Who Were Depressed As Teenagers
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50 Meaningful Pieces Of Advice From Adults Who Were Depressed As Teenagers

These adults from Ask Reddit share what they would tell the younger versions of themselves as they struggled with depression.

1. I would tell myself to wait for tomorrow. If tomorrow sucks, wait for the next day or the one after that. Even if there’s one great day ahead, that one day could make up for all the bad ones. Stop putting your faith in other people and instead believe in yourself, become your own best friend. You are stronger than you know.

2. College is better than high school. And don’t worry about not achieving milestones “in time”. Who cares if you don’t have your first kiss until you’re 21? Stop putting so much pressure on yourself in life and in school. Take it easy, kiddo.

3. I would tell younger me to try and take things one day at a time, just because one thing goes wrong doesn’t mean it’s the complete end of the world and I have nothing to live for. I’m stronger than I think and no matter what I always end up on my feet and am ok. Not being able to do everything absolutely perfectly isn’t a reason to not try things and hide from the world.

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