“Depression, suffering and anger are all part of being human.” – Janet Fitch
Depression affects over
18 million people (1 in 10) in the United States in a given year, so chances are you or someone close to you is intimately familiar with its effects on your life and mental health. Its impact can be anywhere from mild to completely debilitating and has often been an issue people avoid talking about for fear of saying the wrong thing or the stigma and shame that can sometimes come with mental illness. But as someone who personally deals with depression, I know how encouraging it can be to hear that I’m not alone in the experience. Solidarity goes a long way when talking about any life struggle— allowing us to feel less alone in our experience as well as having greater hope for growth and healthier days ahead. So we’ve gathered up some of our favorite and most relatable quotes about depression that offer up help and connection to those currently experiencing depression and can provide empathy and education to those who know someone in their lives who does.
The unfortunate truth is that depression is the primary reason why someone dies of suicide about every 12 minutes (over 41,000 people a year), so it’s imperative that we understand it and seek out help if we are experiencing it. If you are wrestling with depression right now, or suspect that you are, be encouraged by the following quotes that you are not alone and that help and healing is not far away.
If you or someone you know is struggling with thoughts of suicide, help is available. Speak with someone any time, day or night at the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. 800-273-8255
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