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The Most Important Thing I'd Tell Every Person With Depression

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There are all types of people, of all ages, in all walks of life, facing depression and mental illness. Although each story and struggle is unique, let us unite and help each other as best we can.

The stigma will continue to diminish if we keep the conversation alive. By sharing our stories we may be able to help more people understand what we face on a day-to-day basis. By raising awareness we can not only make it easier for those dealing with mental illness, but also friends and family pained by having to watch their loved ones attempt to cope.

Wouldn’t it be nice if we were able to remove the frustration caused by the misunderstanding of mental illness? Here I share the most important thing I’d tell every person with depression.

If you or someone you know needs help, please visit the National Suicide Prevention LifelineHead here for a list of crisis centers around the world.

Originally published: July 10, 2015
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