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

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.

23. It’s a struggle, but it’s worth it. Even things that don’t necessarily get better get easier to deal with as you become more familiar with yourself. Depression and anxiety, even suicidal thoughts, have lasted a lot longer than I thought they would and will probably always be something I have to deal with, but they aren’t insurmountable.

One of the best things to come out of it is that I am more compassionate and empathetic with other people. I’ve been able to help people with the same struggles I went through and it’s an incredibly fulfilling thing.

I’d tell my younger self to relax and not try to rush things before I’m ready just to satisfy some arbitrary timeline. I would have done a lot better if I didn’t try to force myself through college with no idea of what I wanted to do or who I wanted to be. Take your time. Get your solid footing. Let people who love you help you. Relationships with your family, friends, and yourself are more important than you think.

24. “There are so so so much things in the whole wide world that can give you Life. Give it time and chance. Don’t dread on your current ‘sad’, ‘meaningless’ and ‘depressing’ life.”

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