10+ People Share Things Others Don’t Realize You’re Doing Because Of Your Depression & It’s Heartbreaking And Eye Opening

#11 Jokes.

Isolating myself, not living up to my potential at work due to lack of interest in anything, making self-deprecating jokes. I’ve said many times before, “I laugh, so that I don’t cry.”

Unfortunately, it’s all too true

#12 Lazy.

People think I’m lazy and a freerider because I haven’t had a job since leaving uni.

They don’t realize that I want to work more than anything, but have an endless stream of negativity constantly running through my head that terrifies me out of even printing out an application form.

#13 Evil puppet master.

Depression to me was like having an evil person as my puppet master telling me that I will feel no joy, have no desire, have no energy, no appetite, no light. Like something steals your soul.

Until you have experienced it, you will not understand it. I wouldn’t wish this feeling on my worst enemy.

Erin Z. Adam

#14 Life of the party.

The excessive drinking.

Most people assume I’m trying to be the “life of the party” or just like drinking in general. I often get praised for it.

But my issues are much deeper than that.

#15 Tired.

Say that I’m tired or don’t feel good all of the time. They don’t realize how much depression can affect you physically as well as emotionally. I have a hard time finding energy when I’m in a depressive cycle.

That means I don’t stay on top of stuff & let things slide (like house work) because I use all of my energy for what absolutely has to be done. Then I have none left for anything else.

When I’m depressed, we eat out more, my house chores fall behind, & I binge watch TV or read to escape. But the energy, that’s just gone.

#16 Hidden anxiety.

I over compensate in my work environment…and I work front line at a Fitness Center, so I feel the need to portray an ‘extra happy, bubbly personality’.

As soon as I walk out the doors at the end of the day, I literally feel myself ‘fall’. It’s exhausting! Then my night is a constant battle in my head fighting my desire to ‘shrink’ and anxieties.

Most people that I interact with would NEVER know I live a daily battle of major depressive disorder, PTSD and anxiety. I am a professional at hiding it.

#17 Being angry.

Being angry, mean or rude to people I love without realizing it in the moment. I realize my actions and words later and feel awful that I had taken out my anger on people who don’t deserve it.

#18 Failure.

I wake up feeling like I’m a failure. I have to coach myself every morning into telling myself that I’m good at my job, my kids love me, my husband needs me…and if I don’t go to work everything gets shut off… it’s like I can’t move…

Clare Holland

#19 Stuck up.

I don’t talk much in large groups of people, especially when I first meet them. I withdraw because of my anxiety and depression.

People think i am ‘stuck up’. I’m actually scared out of my mind worrying that they don’t like me, or that they think I’m crazy or stupid, by just looking at me..

#20 Alone.

Fighting day to day with not wanting to give up and trying to show myself my own self worth.

When I reach out when I’m depressed its cause I am wanting to have someone to tell me I’m not alone. Not cause I want attention.

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