this is what depression looks like

this is what depression looks like

Fairly often I’ll have people say I’m “faking” my depression; that I’m seeking attention, etc.

What I’m trying to do is spread awareness about mental illness. To let others know they’re not alone. To be a friend. A confidant. A listening ear.

With mental illness, because people cannot physically see it, they have a difficult time understanding it.

A line from one of my writings years ago: “I may be smiling, but inside I’m dying & crying out for help”.

Even though I smile & post selfies, etc., the depression is still always there. Always haunting, always hurting.

Depression is very, very real.

Please be kind. You never know what someone is going through.


As always, I love you all.




Yesterday was a good day. My OCD & BDD thoughts were still there – ever haunting me. But, guess what.

I work with phenomenal people.

I get to see cute lil kiddos & dogs at my job almost every day.

It rained & it was magical.

I have THE most amazing & loving family.

I have a body.

A living, breathing body.

& I’m working hard to love it.


Love you all!! ❤


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