My friend just shared this link and as I read and scrolled through each photo, I started to cry and cry.
But of course, people experiencing depression, anxiety, and many other mental illnesses often look exactly like somebody who isn’t, as we found when we gathered stories and pictures from times when people have been suffering these conditions.
YES. This is EXACTLY it. These are the faces of Depression.
My photo of Depression?
I took this photo this weekend. A whirlwind of fun with so many people I love. And yep, as I said earlier on the blog, I’m crawling out…more normal feeling days than not FINALLY. But let me tell you, it was HELL to get out of bed and face the idea of going out this weekend. There was NOTHING in the world I wanted more than to stay under the covers and cry and curse and hate myself for not being “normal” and for “feeling this way” on Sunday morning.
A few hours later, I took this photo.
And today, while it is WEDNESDAY and several days later…I still feel like I was hit by a bus. And not because of drinking, or lack of sleep. More so the acting normal, being in public part of my soul, thank you Depression.
Did way way way too much this weekend, still trying to seek some sort of balance back to normal. Bad Jen.
— All Things Jennifer (@AllThingsJen) March 18, 2015
This campaign? Is EVERYTHING. Keep on sharing everyone…let’s end this stigma together.