Depression is a mental illness, not a choice. Seriously, why would someone choose to be depressed? Increase awareness and understanding.

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Life with Depression  http://www.mentalhealthamerica.net/conditions/infographic-life-depression

I've got almost every one of those ongoing... it's hard picking my chin up every morning and forging on, but failure is not an option, so I do it.

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"No-one realizes how strong someone with depression has to be just to do daily stuff like shower, brush hair, get out of bed, etc. It's really hard."

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Trying to explain mental illness to someone who's never experienced it is like trying to explain color to a blind person.

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