27 Tweets That Show How Depression Affects People Differently
Depression is one of the most common mental illnesses in the United States, with almost 15 million adults and one in eight teenagers affected by it every year. Most people who haven’t experienced depression may only know it as a stereotype — you know, the overly sad person sitting in a dark corner. In reality, depression doesn’t have one specific “look,” and it’s certainly more than feeling a bit down one day. To help set the record straight, people took to Twitter on Monday with the hashtag #MyDepressionLooksLike.
Join the conversation on Twitter, and check out some powerful tweets that show how people experience their depression differently.
#MyDepressionLooksLike lack of interest in things I used to do and people I used to see
— emotional shawty (@trashedlungs) May 23, 2016
#MyDepressionLooksLike Routines repeated ad nauseam.
— Nicole Pettipas (@minnie_mazola) May 23, 2016
#MyDepressionLooksLike a dark cloud of unhappiness that wraps itself around me and doesn't go away for weeks or sometimes months.
— Mo Reese (@MOXXX) May 23, 2016
#MyDepressionLooksLike misunderstood, a challenge, but not a life breaker.
— Bria Barrows (@bria_barrows) May 23, 2016
#MyDepressionLooksLike I Slept three days straight and i'm still tired
— Princess✨ (@__aesthetickay) May 23, 2016
#MyDepressionLooksLike im selfish and i dont care about anyone else but me. but the truth is i dont care about me at all
— sad girl, bad girl (@xnathisonfirex) May 23, 2016
Giving up when I haven't even tried.
— Xzanakya Savvoto (@XzanakyaHCS) May 23, 2016
#MyDepressionLooksLike a black hole with thousands of hands trying to pull me back in and destroy any progress i've made.
— Kitty (@tiedyekitten) May 23, 2016
#MyDepressionLooksLike "but you seem so happy"
— Sarah Hamid (@sarhxm) May 22, 2016
#MyDepressionLooksLike Making Sure Everyone Is Okay Because No One Ever Made Sure I Was ..
— Carol ???? (@JetBlackRoses_) May 22, 2016
#MyDepressionLooksLike listening to music for hours to block out the loneliness
— JOSHUA (@iRockJoshA) May 22, 2016
— neville powerbottom (@lilboy_leslie) May 22, 2016
#MyDepressionLooksLike I can tweet and text but scared to physically talk because I feel like if I opened my mouth I would scream and cry.
— Lizzo Stan Account (@TheNotoriousCee) May 22, 2016
#MyDepressionLooksLike an inability to take care of myself and prioritize my health. Loneliness. Apathy. Loss of identity. Being lazy.
— marni brewster (@marnibrewster) May 22, 2016
#MyDepressionLooksLike a messy bedroom, sink full of dishes, an unmade bed…
— ( _ )/ (@BlkLisaSimpson) May 22, 2016
#MyDepressionLooksLike start crying with no apparently reason and goes on for 30 min…
— Kary Nygo (@KaryAbarcaP) May 23, 2016
#MyDepressionLooksLike apologizing for everything I do even if it's not my fault
— RoseColoredBoy (@R3TroBeanie) May 22, 2016
#MyDepressionLooksLike canceling plans bc having no will to socialize & would rather sit at home & cry about how I have no social life
— jlee! (@jleetbh) May 22, 2016
#MyDepressionLooksLike isolating myself from any and everybody because of feeling like a burden.
— Treywop. ???? (@TRYVNS) May 22, 2016
#MyDepressionLooksLike my regular self. I've been at it so long, I've got game face. And If you see my face, I've made it out of the house.
— Kat Kinsman (@kittenwithawhip) May 22, 2016
#mydepressionlookslike i'm just being "lazy" or "dramatic" or "sensitive"; but this is something real, something i struggle with daily.
— meg (@brattygoth) May 22, 2016
#MyDepressionLooksLike downplaying my achievements because "I can do better" and "it's not good enough"
— Chloé (@aidasativa_) May 22, 2016
#MyDepressionLooksLike having progress with things and thinking I'm finally happy again then it crashes down and I'm back to the beginning.
— italian ting (@jenna_palmiero) May 22, 2016
#MyDepressionLooksLike Nothing. Not sadness, not panic, not dread, just awful nothingness that stretches on for months at a time.
— Hutch (@z0mgItsHutch) May 22, 2016
#MyDepressionLooksLike hiding it because of the social stigma and worrying I'll embarrass those I care about.
— ???????????????? ✨ (@TinaDayton) May 22, 2016
#MyDepressionLooksLike high functioning, hard working on the outside and lethargy, self-loathing, and exhaustion on the inside.
— northern replant (@colocha_rachel) May 22, 2016
#mydepressionlookslike wanting/needing to be alone for days on end but feeling indescribably lonely even if somebody actually shows up
— smiggy (@sadmayonnaise) May 23, 2016
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