An Open Letter: What Depression Feels Like

What is depression? Depression is feelings of severe despondency and dejection. I had been diagnosed with depression a couple years ago but it has been there what feels like forever. But here is what it actually feels like.

1) Some days it's like a small fire fly and other days it's a giant bear hanging over you.

2) It's wanting to stay in bed all day and face the world.

3) It's faking a smile because you don't want others to know how you feel.

4) It is a loss in interests like sports and hobbies.

5) Losing friends and family because you push them away.

6) It's like drowning but your not able to die.

7) It's fighting a battle but the enemy is invisible.

8) It's like giving directions in French but to someone who speaks English.

9) Depression is like a gremlin in a box. It messed around with my head for a long while, he made me think I was crazy, changed my thoughts and feelings, no-one could see he was there. Then somehow, i managed to put it in a box.

10) It's a dementor sucking the life out of you.

I always get asked what are you feeling and it's all like a variation of it all. On the low days it sucks because you try and try but nothing seems to work. There are ways to cope and make the days easier and actually happy I managed to get the help I need to get be though the dark cave to see the light.

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