28 Parts of Depression That Often Get Missed


Like any invisible illness, there’s more to depression than meets the eye. This week — Depression Awareness Week — people are speaking up about the unseeable using the hashtag #WhatYouDontSee, a campaign launched by the Blurt Foundation.

Join the conversation by taking to Twitter, and check out a few powerful responses below. It’s about time we started talking about the “invisible.”

Here’s what people have said so far:

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To learn more about the #WhatYouDontSee campaign, head here.


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