Inspirational Quote #6718721
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Just a quote. This is just a little something to let everyone

Just a quote.
This is just a little something to let everyone out there who has been diagnosed professionally with depression that you are amazing and I'm so proud of you.
have bipolar disorder (among other things) and there is medicine I should be taking for it, but ever since I was little and my mom first started getting sick, I've been opposed to all medicines. So I haven't ever taken a pill to help control it.
People like to make jokes about bipolar disorder. They say people that change their minds too quickly are bipolar. That isn't what bipolar is. People who are bipolar have a week or two where they feel really happy--sometimes too happy. It only takes something very small to shift their mood to the point where they're too upset to leave their room. I've missed a lot of school because of it. All it is is a simple hormonal imbalance in the brain. But it has a huge affect on my life and personality.
Usually, when I get into one of those slumps, I'm able to make myself numb. I write or read or go out and I'm okay. Usually my slumps only last a few days, not weeks or months. But this weekend, I wasn't able to make myself numb.
I was actually sad. I felt sad and I felt everything and it was probably the worst feeling ever. I couldn't stop crying and I actually started yelling at my father last night over the most trivial thing just because I felt so overwhelmed. The sadness literally consumed everything, I was too sad to even focus on reading. But I was just sad.
People with depression have to live like that every single day. People who are professionally diagnosed, let me add. Because there is a difference between sadness and depression. I was only sad this weekend. I never want to know how it feels to be depressed.
I have a whole new respect for people with depression. I was barely able to tolerate the weekend, never mind weeks and months of just the constant pain. The constant inability to focus. The constant feeling of being eaten by something intangible.
I am so proud of you for making it this far. I don't know you and I don't have to know you to know that if you've been professionally diagnosed with depression that you are so incredibly strong and I can't emphasize it enough. I just though everyone out there struggling should know that you're going to be okay. I promise.
You'll be okay.

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likemillionares 8 years ago
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I just want to say thank you for this. People will say, "you're not depressed" because I pretend to be happy. Its actually really bad, because just yesterday I had a panic/anxiety attack because of pent of feelings. It was my first one in my life and I was so scared, my sister was right next to me and I still felt alone. And seeing this quote really made me feel better because before the attack I truly thought I was getting better, without the need for a therapist. I guess not. But (away from my tangent lol) i wanna thank you because I felt so underappreciated until now. Ty girl
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posted April 14, 2013 at 3:15pm UTC tagged with inspirational, depression, strong, youllbeokay

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