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

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.

11. “You’re right kid, life sucks like hell. But you’re alive and can feel pleasure, so wring every last drop of enjoyment and happiness that you can out of this bullshit. To be happy you’re going to have to claw and fight and hold on with every ounce of your being, and it’ll be hard, but you only get one existence.”

12. I’d tell myself to exercise more because that helps and to try drugs (recreational and medical, just to see how it feels to think differently) and let people in. Do things that make you happy/content and if there’s something bothering you confront it or get the heck out of the situation. Dying is always a choice, but not being dead is not. You’re going to die anyway so you might as well see what this life thing is about. It’s pretty fucking great once you know what you like about it.

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