Link – What It’s Like Living With Hidden Depression No One Knows About
Hope can be a powerful weapon in the battle against depression, especially if you’re under the radar fighting alone. Hope for a future beyond the pain and darkness has kept me from giving up. Yet, it’s hard to fight alone.
My advice to you is not to stay under the radar. Seek help, whether it’s through counseling or medication. Let the people in your life know you struggle with depression. While this is much easier said than done, you never know where a helping hand may come from.
For those who suspect they know someone struggling with depression, reach out to your distant friends. Your support could make a huge difference in their fight. Depression can be fought alone, but it’s much harder. Let your friend know you’re there for them no matter what and actually act on that. Check up on them often, even if it’s just to chat about the weather. Find ways to show them you value and appreciate them.
Often times, it’s the little things that go a long way to make a person feel as if they’re not alone. This is a tough battle, but it’s a battle that we can win.
Honestly, I couldn’t have said it better. Dealing with depression can be incredibly lonely, and just knowing that you’re not alone can go a long way when depression keeps trying to tell us the we are alone.
Reach out to each other, take care of each other, and make sure the people on your life know that they are important to you.