13. Everyone is unique and so is their experience with mental illness. No two people with depression will experience the same thing nor will two people with anxiety react the same way to the same things.
14. Just because someone looks okay doesn’t mean they are okay.
I have a full time job. I have a house. I have a decent wage and I’m doing okay for my age.
I also have borderline personality disorder, depression, anxiety, possibly ptsd, and traits of other personality disorders.
I appear to function on the outside, but inside I struggle every day. I co-own my house with my dad, and despite living with me even he thinks I’m okay.
People who are suffering often bottle it up in an attempt to not be a burden or to just try and get on with life, but it wears them down.
Reach out to your friends and ask how they are. Let them know you’re there for them. And if they disclose they have a certain disorder, do a little research
Think about how it affects them rather than how it affects you.
You can’t make them talk to you but you can show them you’re there.