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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.

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If you or someone you know needs help, see our suicide prevention resources.

If you need support right now, call the Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255.