Rabu, 08 Desember 2021

Depression Quotes & Sayings That Capture Life with Depression

Quotes and Sayings About Depression

Depression quotes and sayings about depression can provide insight into what it's like living with depression as well as inspiration and a feeling of "someone gets it." These quotes on depression and depression sayings deal with different aspects of the illness such as grief, sadness, loneliness and other related issues. Feel free to share them on your website, blog or social page for your own enjoyment or to help others.Short Depression QuotesInspirational Depression QuotesDeep Depression QuotesDepression Quotes About LifeHelpful Depression QuotesSaddest Depression Quotes

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“Hold on to this hope: You can get better from depression.”

Depression quotes are available to remind you there are treatments for depression and you're never too depressed to get better.

"We hide to try our feelings, but we forget that our eyes speak.”

Depression makes you want to hide inside yourself. But hiding your feelings (or lack of feeling, numbness) won't help you get well.

"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'.”

Sometimes, people resort to self-harm to relieve emotional pain. But there are self-harm alternatives that work. 

“I am bent, but not broken. I am scarred, but not disfigured. I am sad, but not hopeless. I am tired, but not powerless. I am angry, but not bitter. I am depressed, but not giving up.”

Giving up when you have a mental illness like depression sounds attractive in your darkest moments. But take comfort from the depression quote above and don't give up.

“If you know someone who’s depressed, please resolve never to ask them why. Depression isn’t a straightforward response to a bad situation; depression just is, like the weather.”

What does cause depression? Like the depression quote infers, depression 'just is'. It is sadness that has a direct cause.

“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.”

Self-help for depression is a viable method to ease the symptoms of depression. You too can 'battle' depression instead of 'suffer' from it.

"You look happy, but you don't feel happy. That's what depression does to you."

Did you know that forcing yourself to be happy is a warning sign of depression? Talk about your feelings. Don't force that smile.

"Depression is being colorblind and constantly told how colorful the world is.” 

Describing depression through metaphor helps others who don't have depression understand what you're going through. What does your depression feel like?

“When you suffer from depression 'I’m tired' means a permanent state of exhaustion that sleep doesn’t fix.”

Depression and sleep disorders (sleeping too much, too little, or experiencing interrupted sleep) often co-occur. By performing proper sleep hygiene you can lessen the effects of depression.

“Whenever I have a good few months and I think I’ve gotten over the worst on my depression, it silently returns. This isn’t a battle I asked to fight. I’m tired of knowing it’s always coming back.”

Does the thought of a depression relapse frighten you? You can lessen the fear by coming up with a wellness plan to take some of the mystery of what a relapse might entail.

"I wanted to write down exactly what I felt but somehow the paper stayed empty and I could not have described it any better.”

Journaling for self-care works. But sometimes, when you're depressed, it's challenging to know what to write. Why not try keeping a positivity journal? It's easy and can be as simple as a list.

"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.”

Practicing self-care for your mental health can take a hit when you're depressed. Some days you may stay in bed all day. Some days you won't brush your hair. It's okay. Just do what you can and forgive yourself for what you can't.

“Today my forest is dark. The trees are sad and all the butterflies have broken wings.”

A positive mental attitude can be difficult to muster when you're depressed. Some days will be just as the above depression quote says: pretty miserable. But those days won't last forever.

“What people never understand is that depression isn’t about the outside; it’s about the inside.”

Depression is more than being sad over something that happened. Depression is about a brain that tells you life is horrible and gray. It comes from the inside. (See "10 Things to Help with Depression" for help.)

“When you’re depressed you don’t control your thoughts, your thoughts control you. I wish people would understand this.”

It's common to have negative thoughts when you live with mental illness. Look at these examples of negative thoughts. Are yours similar or the same?

“Sleep just isn’t sleep anymore, it’s an escape.”

Do you sleep to avoid the pain of depression? Lots of people do. Besides the desire to sleep, oversleeping is a symptom of depression.

“No matter how bad things are right now. No matter how stuck you feel. No matter how many days you’ve spent crying and wishing things were different. No matter how hopeless and depressed you feel. I promise you that you won’t feel this way forever. Keep going.”

Hopelessness feels horrible. It's crushing and disappointing. It can make you feel too sick to help yourself. But like all things, it will end. You will feel hopeful again!

“I am not using my depression as an excuse. Trust me, I’d give anything to function “normally” on a day to day basis.”

If you feel like you aren't functioning normally, it could be due to depression's symptom of 'brain fog'. Keep in mind that this is only a symptom -- it will lessen in time.

“Depression is like a bruise that never goes away. A bruise in your mind. You just got to be careful not to touch it where it hurts. It’s always there though.”

The good news? Depression's cognitive dysfunction can and will wane. You will get your brain back. 

“I miss me. The old me, the happy me, the bright me, the smiling me, the laughing me, the gone me.”

The loss of identity from depression is a real feeling. But, like most depression symptoms, you will find yourself again, and you will be glorious.Depression Quotes and Sayings on What Depression Feels Like

If you identified with one of the depression quotes and sayings above, keep reading. There's surely more here that will validate your experience.Short Depression QuotesInspirational Depression QuotesDeep Depression QuotesDepression Quotes About LifeHelpful Depression QuotesSaddest Depression QuotesShort Depression Quotes

Enjoy these short depression quotes that beautifully sum up depression's feelings and symptoms in a few words.

"The worst kind of sad is not being able to explain why."

"And then suddenly I became sad for no reason at all."

"When you have depression simply existing is a full-time job."

"Why does everything always feel worse at night?"

"That is all I want in life: for this pain to seem purposeful."

“Depression is not the same as sadness.”

“Nobody ever tells you that emptiness weighs the most.”

“I want to sleep until I feel better.”

"Sometimes even to live is an act of courage."

"She was drowning, but nobody saw her struggle."

"My silence is just another word for my pain."

"I miss the person I used to be."

"I'm exhausted from trying to be stronger than I feel."

"I am not living. I am surviving." 

"I feel lost inside of myself."

"People don't die from suicide, they die from sadness."

"Sometimes I'm sad and tired and miserable for no reason at all."

"There's nothing more depressing than having it all and still feeling sad."

“If you are chronically down, it is a lifelong fight to keep from sinking.”Inspirational Depression Quotes

Inspirational depression quotes are beacons of hope for your darkest days. Remember that being down doesn't last forever. You will feel better again.

“The sun is a daily reminder that we too can rise again from the darkness, that we too can shine our own light.”  

“Your mental health is more important than the test, the interview, the lunch date, the meeting, the family dinner, and the grocery-run. Take care of yourself.”

"All your quirks and all your problems - even your depressions and your failures - that's what makes you you."

“You will feel better than this, maybe not yet, but you will. You just keep living until you are alive again.”

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