The hardest thing about depression is that it is addictive. It begins to feel uncomfortable not to be depressed. You feel guilty for feeling happy.

Pete Wentz   (via balphesian)

I cannot even begin to explain the unfathomable dark pit that clinical depression feels like at times. This statement is too true. This illness is so complex. And it is literally an illness of the mind. An imbalance of the brain. Study and scientific research is still ongoing and complex because it is literally like trying to figure out the intricate design of an elaborately sophisticated machine… but I’ll never understand… if we can agree that any other organ in your body can dysfunction, become infected or impaired in some way, and cause all sort of negative physical results on a person’s life, then why can people not understand or acknowledge that the brain, another organ in the body, which quite literally is the equivalent to being the cpu and hard drive of the human body, can also dysfunction and become impaired in multiple ways that cause different effects to a human being… why is mental illness so stigmatized?!

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I’ve spent most of my life and most of my friendships holding my breath and hoping that when people get close enough they won’t leave, and figuring that it’s a matter of time before they figure me out and go. — Shauna Niequist (via onlinecounsellingcollege)
Being ‘alone,’
Doesn’t mean that ‘no one is around you,’
But rather, it means, ‘you are not connected to anyone.’
— Jin / Shizen no Teki-P (Children Record commentary)

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Robin Williams’ death should be a wake up call to everyone. You don’t have to seem sad to be depressed. Depression and all mental illness is very serious. People learn how to cope with it but that doesn’t mean they’re okay. This is a time to reach out to people you know that suffer from depression or mental illnesses and tell them that no matter what you’re here for them whenever they need support.

spaceelf:

People who say sadness doesn’t hurt physically apparently never experienced feeling so sad. I’ve felt it in my legs, my jaw, my head, my quivering lips, aching eyes, and my aching chest. It hurts my chest the most because it literally feels like your heart is in pain.

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Depression turns you into a series of nouns, without the adjectives and without the verbs. You don’t remember where you misplaced your descriptions, your actions (under the sink with your emotions). You become: bed, shower, socks, coffee, keys, obligations. — A Series of Nouns (via muddafuggaz)

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