It makes me so sad when people talk about not having the right to feel depressed. That’s like saying you don’t have the right to have a broken leg.
“But I only slipped in a puddle! That girl over there fell out of a third storey window!”
Your leg is still broken! What does she have to do with you? Please get yourself to a doctor!
I am legit crying over this.
you don’t need to be depressed ‘about’ something, any more than you need to have the flu ‘about’ something. depression is an actual illness. your brain chemicals are fucked up.
everyone knows you can’t ‘get over’ leukemia by willing your bone marrow to generate more white blood cells, so why would you think you can ‘get over’ depression by willing your brain to lay off the serotonin reuptake or whatever? this is medical science here, folks, not a failure of character.
and i know how much it sucks to bum out your friends by being honest, but if you had the stomach flu would you feel you had to lie about it? if they were like ‘hey come out to eat with us’ would you be like ‘yeah great let’s go’ and then make up excuses for turning green when you smelled the food? no, because your friends understand that having the heaves is a real thing that you have to actually deal with.
so trust them to understand that depression is real too. have faith in them. even if the voice of depression is telling you to doubt them. faith is reaching out even when you’re not sure.
(Source: boggletheowl, via eyecandybutts)