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If you experience suicidal thoughts, the following post could be potentially triggering. You can contact the Crisis Text Line by texting “START” to 741741.

Things that people with depression don’t often talk about.


Parts of Depression That Often Get Missed

“What you don’t see is how painful it is when people dismiss your problems.”

“Going through the side effects of medication: insomnia, hot sweats, shaking and anxiety.”

“Just how hard it is to step outside the front door some days.”

“How useless and pointless I feel. How inside I know I don’t deserve anything.”

“Sometimes I cry on my way to work or school because I know I’ll have to pretend I’m fine.”

“How difficult it is to listen to the right voices.”

If you or someone know needs support right now, text HOME to 741-741

Originally published: May 12, 2017
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