Over the past two years, we’ve interviewed more than 100 people about their experience of depression. Until we heard the story- the exact same story in the exact same words- of the lies depression so convincingly tells, we did not realize what an unoriginal bully it is. But knowing that takes away some of its power. If a bully on the playground called you stupid, fat and ugly (the three big ones from that time, as I recall) it would hurt. But if you then heard him call every other person it talked to (geniuses, supermodels, etc) the exact same thing, you’d realize it wasn’t personal. It’s just what that jerk says to make people feel sh*tty. So if your depression-induced thoughts include that you are alone, unloved and unlovable, a burden, that your loved ones would be fine (or even better off) without you, that your best days are long over and your coming days will be the same or worse… join the club. That’s what we all hear. And because we feel alone, we buy it hook, line and sinker. Don’t. Listen to stories of others Who Have Been There. Talk. That’s how we’ll turn on the bedroom light, look under the bed together and realize those lies are symptoms of an illness. NOT truths. We started a podcast to help spread those stories. Please listen. You are not alone! soundcloud.com/givingvoicetodepression
Depression’s Unoriginal Messaging is its Tell.
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