So I recently came along to a blog about a girl named Allie Bosh while browsing the web. I ended up with one of her blog post, currently circulating the web, about how her Depression feels like.
Don't worry, the blog post is actually quite light-hearted, but I think it describes the symptoms of depression quite well (without getting too dark,) and what one can do for someone who is depressed. While depression is different from person to person, I just found this piece informative as a general understanding.
It gives me some ideas of what I should/should not be doing when someone is going through depression. The fact that this blog post talks about Hope.... what Hope? Is kind of funny because it seems that is one of my things I keep in mind on whatever I do. Hope is something I've token to heart as a kid and throwing that word away is as deep and dark as..well.. the piece itself? I'm not sure what else to say, but I REALLY wanted to share her blog post. But maybe people can start asking how depression feels like and to get perspective on what can be done for the people having it?
I certainly will not be making those "you should be happy and think positive thoughts" anymore if a person suffering from depression don't feel it, or feel agitated about it.