Sometimes, life will kick you around, but sooner or later, you realize you’re not just a survivor.
You’re a warrior, and you’re stronger than anything life throws your way.
And if today all you did was hold yourself together, I’m proud of you.
Sometimes you climb out of bed in the morning and you think, I’m not going to make it, but you laugh inside – remembering all the times you’ve felt that way.
Give yourself another day, another chance. You will find your courage eventually. Don’t give up on yourself just yet
The sun is a daily reminder that we too can rise again from the darkness, that we too can shine our own light.
I have depression. But I prefer to say, “I battle depression” instead of “I suffer” with it. Because depression hits, but I hit back. Battle on.
No one realizes how strong someone with depression has to be just to do daily stuff like shower, brush hair or get out of bed.”
Stay strong, your story isn’t over yet.
Depression is a prison where you are both the suffering prisoner and the cruel jailer.
A big part of depression is feeling really lonely, even if you're in a room full of a million people.
Depression, suffering and anger are all part of being human
It's often difficult for those who are lucky enough to have never experienced what true depression is to imagine a life of complete hopelessness, emptiness and fear.
When people don’t know exactly what depression is, they can be judgmental.
Mental pain is less dramatic than physical pain, but it is more common and also more hard to bear. The frequent attempt to conceal mental pain increases the burden:
it is easier to say “My tooth is aching” than to say “My heart is broken.
You say you’re ‘depressed’ – all I see is resilience. You are allowed to feel messed up and inside out. It doesn’t mean you’re defective – it just means you’re human.
I saw the world in black and white instead of the vibrant colours and shades I knew existed.
You’re like a grey sky. You’re beautiful, even though you don’t want to be.
Do not brood over your past mistakes and failures as this will only fill your mind with grief, regret and depression. Do not repeat them in the future.
Noble deeds and hot baths are the best cures for depression.
Concern should drive us into action and not into a depression. No man is free who cannot control himself.
If you want to conquer the anxiety of life, live in the moment, live in the breath.
Life is ten percent what you experience and ninety percent how you respond to it
All depression has its roots in self-pity, and all self-pity is rooted in people taking themselves too seriously.
Anger, resentment and jealousy doesn’t change the heart of others– it only changes yours
The sun stopped shining for me is all. The whole story is: I am sad. I am sad all the time and the sadness is so heavy that I can’t get away from it. Not ever.
Every man has his secret sorrows which the world knows not; and often times we call a man cold when he is only sad.
There are wounds that never show on the body that are deeper and more hurtful than anything that bleeds.
I believe that words are strong, that they can overwhelm what we fear when fear seems more awful than life is good
I'll never forget how the depression and loneliness felt good and bad at the same time. Still does.