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Living With Depression: What You Say Vs. What You Mean

Living with depression means living with a lot of dualities. One across-the-board certainty? It always helps to have a friend. If someone you know is struggling with depression, let Face the Issue equip you with the tools you need to speak up today.

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1. When you need to take things at your own pace.

2. When you’re over social niceties.

3. When even the best-laid plans feel daunting.

4. When projection takes on a double meaning.

5. When you’re just not up for a night out.

6. But then also when you are.

7. Any time you make the most of welcome distractions.

8. When self-love comes first.

9. And when romance comes second.

10. When you recognize mental illness for exactly what it is.

11. And when a friend just gets it.

All animations by Kirun Kunju / © BuzzFeed 2017.

Living with mental illness isn’t easy — but a kind word or meaningful gesture can make all the difference. Visit FaceTheIssue.com today to find out how you can make a positive impact in the lives of those around you.

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