More than 300 million people worldwide are suffering from it. But sadly we don’t talk about Depression and mental illness as much as we talk about other diseases.
The number of people with common mental disorders globally is going up, particularly in a country like ours. A recent WHO report provides evidence about the same. India is the most depressed country in the world, leaving the USA and China behind.
Recently, a hashtag #HowIFightDepression trended on Twitter and people from around the world came together sharing their stories of fighting depression.
We felt it was the most meaningful discussion that ever happened on social media. Here are some of the best tweets.
#HowIFightDepression Depression is a liar. If it tells you to isolate, don’t. If it tells you to self medicate, don’t. If it tells you to not eat, eat. If it tells you to hide your suffering, tell someone. Learn the language of depression, fight it, listen to your rational mind.
#HowIFightDepression – no matter how you do it, fight it. Remember that Depression is a liar – it takes real concerns & blows them out of proportion, obscures ability to see or believe in solutions, tells you ur stupid for even trying. Depression is a liar. Tell it to Fuck off.
As a student of psychology, now, i know i should talk to someone whenever i feel depressed. if you ever feel “depressed” don’t take it lightly, talk to your friend and even talk to a stranger, (who never judge you) don’t hold this feeling. Share.♥️#HowIFightDepression
#HowIFightDepression • Write it down — no matter what the thoughts may be • Be honest and open about it • Enjoy the little things • Remember to laugh • Feel it — let the emotions flow • Remember that nobody is alone in this never ending battle… pic.twitter.com/CB9OoPPOlj
It’s okay if you don’t feel like getting out of bed. It’s okay if you can’t take a shower. It’s okay if you lied & cancelled all plans. Depression is mentally exhausting. It’s okay if all you did today was breathe. Mental illness is as real as physical one.#HowIFightDepression
#HowIFightDepression By reminding myself that little things ARE accomplishments to be proud of. It is a big deal for me to get some cleaning done, or answer emails, or SING. Just because those things are easy for others, doesn’t mean they aren’t things for me to celebrate
I resisted taking meds up until a year ago. I thought if I took them I wouldn’t be funny or creative anymore. I have no idea how I made it through every day before them. Everything isn’t perfect now, but it has gotten better every day since I asked for help. #HowIFightDepression
It’s okay if you don’t feel like getting out of bed. It’s okay if you can’t take a walk. It’s okay if you lied & cancelled all plans. Depression is mentally exhausting. It’s okay if all you did today was breathe. Stay strong my friends. #HowIFightDepression
You have to be uncomfortable enough to make a change. There came a point in dealing with depression, at least for me, that I said “I’m tired of feeling this way.” Biggest thing I learned during my time in therapy. I’m still working on it.#HowIFightDepression