This is by far my favorite hashtag of the year.
I see it as stigma breaker regards to depression. There might be some different opinion when it comes to depression but the experience that we all go through is there; and it is sickening, tiring, ridiculous, and straight up depressing.
Here are some of favorites from twitter.
#MyDepressionLooksLike isolating myself from everyone and everything, accompanied with the fear of losing everyone and everything
#mydepressionlookslike i’m just being “lazy” or “dramatic” or “sensitive”; but this is something real, something i struggle with daily.
#MyDepressionLooksLike Cant fall asleep at night / Cant get up in the morning
#MyDepressionLooksLike Making Sure Everyone Is Okay Because No One Ever Made Sure I Was ..
#MyDepressionLooksLike losing the will to fight for causes you believe in because that involves talking to people.
#mydepressionlookslike keeping hopelessness a secret, encouraging others while doubting myself.
#MyDepressionLooksLike I’m fine and cracking jokes with you all day only to lay in the dark and cry all night.
#MyDepressionLooksLike apologizing for everything I do even if it’s not my fault
What my depression looks like?
- I am always up at night thinking about nothing.
- I always want to sleep but I am just laying down looking at the ceiling.
- I’m lazy to go outside.
- Isolation is my pillow.
- Nightmares are my friends when I’m asleep.
- Frequent thoughts of loneliness and wanting not to exist.
- Frequent thoughts of quitting school.
- Frequent thoughts of my old friends but I don’t miss them.
- Cancelling meeting, plans, dinner, or events.
- Walking ahead for the future but my mind keeps reminding me of the hurtful past.
- Surrounded by family and friends, but they are oblivious with the hellish mental state I’m going through.
- Wondering if the lies about me are actually true.
- Wearing a mask is a must.
What my depression has done to me?
- Got closer to God
- My depression may be forever, but I know that His love is eternal.
- Blogging is my therapy.
- I appreciate little silly things.
- Laughing is a gift.
- Acting is my talent.
- Praying is my weapon.
- Music is my joy.
- Family and friends are important.
- Therapy and counseling is important.
- Compassion towards people with mental illness.
- Volunteering is my pleasure.
- My faith in Jesus Christ is keeping me alive; He is my anchor, my strong tower, and my help in times of need.