Don’t Judge the Outside: There’s More

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This picture is so powerful. Many people don’t realize that a smiling face, a laugh, one happy picture, it doesn’t tell the whole story. We live in a world where we are forever being judged. Depression, can be one of the most misunderstood illnesses. People think to be depressed, you have to “look” depressed. What exactly does this look like? Maybe dark circles under your eyes, a pale face, sitting alone, tears streaming down your cheeks, etc. Personally, for me, this is what depression looks like when i’m alone in my bedroom. I don’t want other people to see depression. I don’t want them to know what it’s like or what it “looks” like. I don’t think i’m just speaking for myself when I say this picture is depression. Laughing in public can be depression. Smiling but then turning away when no one’s looking, can be depression. Pictures with your family and friends on vacation can be depression. Depression does not see, It feels. It feels deep. “Fake it till you make it” has become a motto of mine. It basically describes this picture. It says to show how everyone how strong you are and soon you’ll even believe it yourself.

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