Link – Using Metaphor to Describe the Pain of Depression


“This post proves one way I do process all the symptoms of depression: metaphor, which involves making a comparison. When my depression feels too dense to describe logically, I liken it to overwhelming amounts of snow. Sometimes I compare it to the ocean and say that I’m drowning.
Most frequently, I choose a metaphor based in nature and climate. This planet is huge, as is my depression. Yet we all live here, surviving what we can, and living to tell the story.”

Do you use metaphors to help other people understand what you’re dealing with, like the fog from the photo above? Which ones seem to work the best for that purpose?

Using Metaphor to Describe the Pain of Depression

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