5 Expressions of Depression

  1. “Some friends don’t understand this. They don’t understand how desperate I am to have someone say, I love you and I support you just the way you are because you’re wonderful just the way you are. They don’t understand that I can’t remember anyone ever saying that to me. I am so demanding and difficult for my friends because I want to crumble and fall apart before them so that they will love me even though I am no fun, lying in bed, crying all the time, not moving. Depression is all about If you loved me you would.” ~ Elizabeth Wurtzel, Prozac Nation
  2. “When you’re surrounded by all these people, it can be lonelier than when you’re by yourself. You can be in a huge crowd, but if you don’t feel like you can trust anyone or talk to anybody, you feel like you’re really alone.”   ~ Fiona Apple
  3. “I was drawn to all the wrong things: I liked to drink, I was lazy, I didn’t have a god, politics, ideas, ideals. I was settled into nothingness; a kind of non-being, and I accepted it. I didn’t make for an interesting person. I didn’t want to be interesting, it was too hard. What I really wanted was only a soft, hazy space to live in, and to be left alone.”~ Charles Bukowski
  4. “You say you’re ‘depressed’ – all I see is resilience. You are allowed to feel messed up and inside out. It doesn’t mean you’re defective – it just means you’re human.”~ David Mitchell
  5. “Every day, I work on my fake smile and the response of ‘doin fine’. I know if I can pull these off, then I am set for the day. At first, I was not sure why I was doing this but then I realized it was easier than upsetting others around me. Maybe if they stop worrying, then I will worry less too. My depression became my biggest secret and I know now that this secret was a major fuel for my misery.”~Unknown Depression Sufferer