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.

47. I wrote a suicide note when I was 12.

If I had followed through with killing myself I never would have:

  • Been the first woman in my family to graduate with a degree.

  • Married my best friend.

  • Had a gorgeous little baby.

  • Travelled solo across the country.

  • Climbed a mountain.

  • Swam in both the Atlantic and Pacific oceans.

  • Made as many friends as I have.

Life is better when you’re not worrying about what others think of you.

48. Stop trying to get other people (or worse, expecting people) to understand what you’re going through, especially your parents. They can’t and never will. Likewise: other teenagers are not as good for mental health support as you think and they’ll lose interest when their own lives start having things go on.

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