Depression is a mental illness that can have a significant impact on an individual’s life. It is characterized by feelings of sadness, guilt, hopelessness, and fatigue. Depression can be caused by a variety of factors, including genetics, social and environmental stressors, and underlying medical conditions. In some cases, depression can be triggered by a traumatic event or experience.
Depression can be an incredibly difficult experience to manage and it can make it difficult to get out of bed in the morning. It can leave us feeling helpless, isolated, and alone. But it’s important to remember that we are not alone in our struggles, and that there are always people who understand and are here to support us. To help give you a sense of perspective and comfort, here are 51 touching depression quotes that can help you to be aware that other people have experienced similar emotions to your own.
Words can often express emotions better than anything else These depression Quotes can be an invaluable tool for those affected by depression. They can help to provide a sense of understanding and remind us that we are not alone in our struggles, no matter how isolated we may feel.
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Mental pain is less dramatic than physical pain, but it is more common and also more hard to bear. The frequent attempt to conceal mental pain increases the burden: it is easier to say “My tooth is aching” than to say “My heart is broken.”
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The worst type of crying wasn’t the kind everyone could see- the wailing on street corners, the tearing at clothes. No, the worst kind happened when your soul wept and no matter what you did, there was no way to comfort it.
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Depression is awful beyond words or sounds or images. it bleeds relationships through suspicion, lack of confidence and self-respect, the inability to enjoy life, to walk or talk or think normally, the exhaustion, the night terrors, the day terrors.
Kay Redfield Jamison
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Maybe we all have darkness inside of us and some of us are better at dealing with it than others.
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I just want to sleep. A coma would be nice. Or amnesia. Anything, just to get rid of this, these thoughts, whispers in my mind. Did he rape my head, too?
Laurie Halse Anderson
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I have never seen battles quite as terrifyingly beautiful as the ones I fight when my mind splinters and races, to swallow me into my own madness, again.
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Depression is not sobbing and crying and giving vent, it is plain and simple reduction of feeling.
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To dwell on the things that depress or anger us does not help in overcoming them. One must knock them down alone.
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Losing your life is not the worst thing that can happen. The worst thing is to lose your reason for living.
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Depression isn’t a war you win. It’s a battle you fight every day. You never stop, never get to rest. It’s one bloody fray after another.
Shaun David Hutchinson
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Depression is melancholy minus its charms.
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Depression is like a bruise that never goes away. A bruise in your mind. You just got to be careful not to touch it where it hurts. It’s always there, though.
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Depression on my left, Loneliness on my right. They don’t need to show me their badges. I know these guys very well.
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I saw the world in black and white instead of the vibrant colours and shades I knew existed.
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It’s like I have this large black hole in my brain and it’s sucking the life out of me. The answers are in there so I sit for hours and stare. No matter how hard and long I look, I only see darkness.
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All depression has its roots in self-pity, and all self-pity is rooted in people taking themselves too seriously.
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It’s so difficult to describe depression to someone who’s never been there, because it’s not sadness. I know sadness. Sadness is to cry and to feel. But it’s that cold absence of feeling— that really hollowed-out feeling.
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Depression is not sobbing and crying and giving vent, it is plain and simple reduction of feeling.
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Isolation and loneliness are central causes of depression and despair.
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Sometimes I wonder if my heart is like a black hole— it’s so dense that there’s no room for light, but that doesn’t mean it can’t still suck me in.
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Depression is a part of you; it’s in your bones and your blood. If I know anything about it, this is what I know: It’s impossible to escape.
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I wonder what it will feel like when all the lights go off and everything is quiet forever. I don’t know if it will be painful, if in those last moments I’ll be scared, but all I can hope is that it will be over fast. That it will be peaceful. That it will be permanent.
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I am living in a nightmare, from which from time to time I wake in sleep.
Ursula K. Le Guin
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If you could read my mind, you wouldn’t be smiling.
Tamara Ireland Stone
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Take a shower, wash off the day. Drink a glass of water. Make the room dark. Lie down and close your eyes. Notice the silence. Notice your heart. Still beating. Still fighting. You made it, after all. You made it, another day. And you can make it one more. You’re doing just fine.
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I have been waiting for death all my life. I do not mean that I actively wish to die, just that I do not really want to be alive.
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Depression is the most unpleasant thing I have ever experienced — It is that absence of being able to envisage that you will ever be cheerful again. The absence of hope. That very deadened feeling, which is so very different from feeling sad. Sad hurts, but it’s a healthy feeling. It is a necessary thing to feel. Depression is very different.
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People who have never dealt with depression think it’s just being sad or being in a bad mood. That’s not what depression is for me; it’s falling into a state of greyness and numbness.
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So often we try to make other people feel better by minimizing their pain, by telling them that it will get better (which it will) or that there are worse things in the world (which there are). But that’s not what I actually needed. What I actually needed was for someone to tell me that it hurt because it mattered. I have found this very useful to think about over the years, and I find that it is a lot easier and more bearable to be sad when you aren’t constantly berating yourself for being sad.
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I start to think there really is no cure for depression, that happiness is an ongoing battle, and I wonder if it isn’t one I’ll have to fight for as long as I live. I wonder if it’s worth it.
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That’s the thing about depression: A human being can survive almost anything, as long as she sees the end in sight. But depression is so insidious, and it compounds daily, that it’s impossible to ever see the end.
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That is all I want in life: for this pain to seem purposeful.
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I’ll never forget how the depression and loneliness felt good and bad at the same time. Still does.
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Depression is being colorblind and constantly told how colorful the world is.
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I am sleepwalking on an ocean of happiness i cannot baptize myself in.
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Everybody loves me because i’m good at making people feel good. i’m good at making people feel good because i have had a lot of practice on myself.
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The more you think life is about having stuff and superiority and showing it off, the more unhappy, and the more depressed and anxious, you will be.
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Definitely not—you optimists just can’t understand that a depressed person doesn’t want you to try and cheer them up. It makes us sick.
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Depression is the flaw in love. To be creatures who love, we must be creatures who can despair at what we lose, and depression is the mechanism of that despair.
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Grief is depression in proportion to circumstance; depression is grief out of proportion to circumstance.
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Grief is a humble angel who leaves you with strong, clear thoughts and a sense of your own depth. Depression is a demon who leaves you appalled.
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I thought by masking the depression with silence, the feelings might disappear.
Sharon E. Rainey
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My brain and my heart are really important to me. I don’t know why I wouldn’t seek help to have those things be as healthy as my teeth. I go to the dentist. So why wouldn’t I go to a shrink?
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Depression, for me, has been a couple of different things – but the first time I felt it, I felt helpless, hopeless, and things I had never felt before. I lost myself and my will to live.
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I am afraid because I can so clearly foresee my own life rotting away of itself, like a leaf that rots without falling, while I pursue my round of existence from day to day.
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Every man has his secret sorrows which the world knows not; and often times we call a man cold when he is only sad.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
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Sometimes I just think depression’s one way of coping with the world. Like, some people get drunk, some people do drugs, some people get depressed. Because there’s so much stuff out there that you have to do something to deal with it.
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When you’re surrounded by all these people, it can be lonelier than when you’re by yourself. You can be in a huge crowd, but if you don’t feel like you can trust anyone or talk to anybody, you feel like you’re really alone.
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Perhaps depression is caused by asking oneself too many unanswerable questions.
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The hardest thing about depression is that it is addictive. It begins to feel uncomfortable not to be depressed. You feel guilty for feeling happy.
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I was so scared to give up depression, fearing that somehow the worst part of me was actually all of me.
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I do not sleep because I am not only afraid of the monsters at my door, but also of the monsters my own mind can conjure. The ones that live within.