You’re so depressed yet so exhausted. I know what you are feeling right now and I’m sorry that it’s happening to you. I’m pretty sure your house is a mess and you haven’t showered in three days. You took a couple of days off from work just to sit alone in the dark. You’re so lost inside of your own head and you feel like you can’t ask anyone for help even if you wanted to. You can’t even talk to your closest friend. You feel like you’re a burden to everyone, don’t you?
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Depression is terrible. Trust me, I get it. I wish I could take all of the pain away because I know how hard it can be to battle it all alone. I’ve been there before and that dark place is a place I wish to never revisit. Notice how I said revisit. I was able to leave that place. I stayed for a good while but I was able to leave it.
You don’t have to stay there. I know depression takes over your mind when you least expect it. Sometimes it feels like you’re trapped by it and yourself.
You were given this life because you are strong enough to live it.
At this point, you’re probably feeling like you don’t matter. And you shouldn’t be here. I know how real those feelings can feel. That’s what depression does. Depression behind closed doors is what people don’t talk about but should.
It should be talked about to raise awareness. No one knows how depression takes over your whole body making you want to just stay in bed and drown in your own tears. No one talks about how you think about things that would never cross your mind on a regular day. The isolation and withdrawal. The daily confusion, sadness, and discomfort.
I get it. I understand how you feel completely. All of it. But you have got to get yourself together and pull yourself out of this! Of course, I know that is totally easier said than done. But you have to try.
What To Remember When You’re Too Depressed & Ready To Give Up
Someone is glad you are in their life.
- You matter and you are important. You are also loved even if you don’t see or feel it.
It’s okay to not be okay.
- It’s okay to feel scared. It’s okay to feel pain. It’s okay to feel uncertain about things. And it’s okay to feel grief. None of it makes you a weak person. It is totally okay to not be okay.
You are never alone.
- Depression has a way of making you feel alone and empty. But trust me when I say this. You are NEVER alone. Friends, family members, therapists, co-workers, etc. When you get to that point and you know what point I am talking about, it won’t matter who you call. You will feel extremely relieved just by reaching out to someone. And you can always reach out to the crisis lines that are 24/7.
What To Do When You’re Too Depressed & Ready To Give Up
Find a distraction.
- Doing something as simple as journaling is very therapeutic and is a great form of stress relief. Whether it’s an open-ended journal or a prompted journal, get to writing and focus on that.
- Take a warm bath and listen to some of your favorite songs. Self-care can really do you some good on a bad mental health day.
Call a friend. Someone. Anyone.
- Sometimes talking to someone and having them listen is all the help we need. You’d be surprised how much better you’d feel opening up to someone. We all need someone in our corners to be there for us and there is nothing wrong with that.
Seek professional help.
- If there isn’t a clear solution to your depression symptoms then speaking to a professional is something you should try. And just so you know, we all have some kind of problems with us so speaking with a professional is nothing to be ashamed of. Honestly. Talking with a mental health professional can definitely prevent things from getting worse.
Remain strong and trust in God. You’re far stronger than you think you are. And remember that it’s okay to not be okay.