Depression is an often underestimated and misunderstood mental health condition. It’s not always easy for people who don’t suffer from it to really understand what it means to be depressed. Twitter hashtag #TheWorstPartOfDepression helps us understand this condition directly from the words of those people who are struggling against it.
1. Sometimes you can’t even cry.
#TheWorstPartOfDepressionIs being so sad that you can’t even cry even if you wanted to
— Blayne Clarke ♌♋♌ (@geneiuspower) August 7, 2015
2. A single good day won’t heal it.
#TheWorstPartOfDepressionIs when you have one good day, people assume you are cured and should be better now. But that’s not how it works.
— Roxi (@roxiqt) August 7, 2015
3. And not even life success.
#TheWorstPartOfDepressionIs how you can achieve great things and still feel like a total failure!
— Barnacules (@Barnacules) August 7, 2015
4. Makes it difficult to face life.
#TheWorstPartOfDepressionIs cancelling on plans last minute because you can’t bring yourself to facing life
— sammy (@Sammycarruthers) August 7, 2015
5. There comes denial.
#TheWorstPartOfDepressionIs when you deny you’re depressed.
— OneL (@AWiseLatina) August 7, 2015
6. Feeling like you never did something good.
— Dana Gold (@DanaGeezus) August 7, 2015
7. It makes you feel alone.
#TheWorstPartOfDepressionIs feeling completely alone and isolated but being too down to socialise and make plans.
— Alyssa (@_AlyssaKWhite) August 7, 2015
8. Often people think you’re overemphasizing your feeling.
#TheWorstPartOfDepressionIs is when people think you’re dramatizing how bad you truly feel inside.
— Julie Anne (@JulieforBoston) August 7, 2015