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21 Things Nobody Tells You About Being Depressed

So you're sad all the time and don't want to do stuff. It's actually way more complicated than that.

1. Most of the things people will say to help you are profoundly and dangerously unhelpful.

2. It physically hurts.

3. Asking for help feels counterintuitive.

4. Your relationship with food changes to "it's complicated."

5. Some "friends" might ditch you (and that is OK).

6. You feel like you are absolutely losing your mind.

7. Everything will start to annoy you. Even you will start to annoy you.

8. Everyday tasks will feel overwhelming.

9. It's nearly impossible to tell when it's just your "depression talking."

10. Depression will wreak havoc on your sleep schedule.

11. Depression can also mean not feeling anything at all.

12. It's incredibly boring.

13. You'll feel guilty.

14. Probably because people will tell you things that make you feel judged.

15. Your dreams get weird.

16. Mirrors become your worst enemy.

17. Depression will seem like a "logical" state to be in.

18. So you will earnestly argue with people over how terrible you are.

19. Trying to reenter society after being depressed for a long time is very awkward.

20. You won't be able to think clearly about your future.

21. Depression will make you feel that you are alone. You are not alone.