Saturday, 26 September 2015


Out of the many hashtags on Twitter, this one really caught my eye.

As someone who deals with depression regularly I have been taught many lessons from the D word and wanted to share some with you.
There just aren't enough characters on Twitter to tell you everything I've learned...

#DepressionTaughtMe to redefine the word brave. Brave is fighting depression every single day and taking steps (no matter how small) to get yourself better.

#DepressionTaughtMe to make time for myself. Sometimes being selfish is necessary. You are the only person you'll live with forever so make time to make yourself feel special and loved. 

#DepressionTaughtMe that those that love you will always support you even if they don't understand your mental state or depression.

#DepressionTaughtMe to take steps. No matter how small. Take the step to move yourself forward.

#DepressionTaughtMe that depression sucks. It truly sucks but there's always hope.

#DepressionTaughtMe that sadness has many different levels. Depression isn't sadness.

#DepressionTaughtMe that not everyone you lose is a loss. The true friends and family will go to the ends of the earth to see you smile again.

#DepressionTaughtMe that accepting you need help is the best thing you can do for yourself and everyone around you.

#DepressionTaughtMe that my thoughts do not define me. I am my own person and I am more than my thoughts.

#DepressionTaughtMe to smile. Everyone has ups and downs and life is too short not to smile. Even if you don't truly feel like it just smile because you can.

#DepressionTaughtMe that I am not alone. There are so many people going through depression or times of sadness and together we can get through it. 

For someone like me (with Bipolar), depression is pretty much a central part of my life. 
In many ways it has control over me and the person I have and will become.
But even with depression I am a person that deserves to be loved. I deserve to find happiness and lead a life that I love.
I deserve to have good people around me and I deserve to smile.

As do you.

Lots of Love

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