What is Depression?
The constant feeling of feeling unhappy, dejected and or loosing interest in things point to depression. It causes frequent and persistent mood swings.
This mood swing disorder further causes a drastic impact on sufferers day to day activities, making living difficult.
Depression Quotes and Sayings
“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.” ― J.K. Rowling
Effects and Impact of Depression
Depression has several adverse effects like,
- Mental health issues that is feeling hopeless all the time, loss of interest. suicidal thoughts
- Chronic health issues such as diabetes, obesity, heart disease, arthritis, asthama
All these get worsened with time if not treated early on, hence seek timely help, as it can worsen to an extent that can lead to suicide as well.
“If you don’t think your anxiety, depression, sadness and stress impact your physical health, think again. All of these emotions trigger chemical reactions in your body, which can lead to inflammation and a weakened immune system. Learn how to cope, sweet friend. There will always be dark days.” – Kris Carr
One must understand that problems exist in everyone’s life. All are fighting a constant battle and then there’s emotional out pour, sadness, anger, betrayals and so on. It’s normal and part of life.
What is important is to not lose the grip, have the courage and belief that you would sail through fine.
One must know that they are not alone. There are people going through the same set of issues and emerging out too. Seek help from where ever possible and however possible. Do not be afraid to do what it takes to pull yourself or others out of depression.
How to deal with Depression?
Depression is treatable with proper and timely medical help. One can see changes within weeks as well.
There exist several ways to overcome its affects to help you get the hold of your life and make you aware that your feelings are understood. Such as distracting oneself from the negative thoughts by immersing oneself into reading good books on anything you ever wished to.
Depression Quotes About Life
“Very jaded and tired and depressed and cross…Must fill my mind with air and light, and walk and blanket it in fog.” — Virginia Woolf
It’s difficult to think of good or on interesting things when depressed. But the only way out is to work towards thinking and believing that good things do exist. One must at least give it a try to see if change of thought brings in any change in life. Try.
A very few people seek help to come out of it, many deal with it alone. Hence it is very necessary to acknowledge and accept the feelings one goes through when in state of depression.
Further they must not keep it to self, but share with trusted people around for support. Seeking professional help is also an important step to change your life for good.
Here are a few quotes on depression from people who might have at some point gone through the same feelings or might have seen their near dear one suffer and recover with love, support and necessary help.
Hope this collection on depression quotes and sayings bring in some insights and create necessary awareness. That one is not alone in the struggle, there are many. And the steps if taken to fight it, will bring in the light into not only your own life but those around you as well, as they care and so do we.
Quotes about Depression
“When you’ve suffered a great deal in life, each additional pain is both unbearable and trifling.” — Yann Martel,
“Depression isn’t about, ‘Woe is me, my life is this, that and the other’, it’s like having the worst flu all day that you just can’t kick.” – Robbie Williams
“Mental illness lives all around us every day. I’ve seen it in other family members, I’ve seen it in friends, and I’ve dealt with it myself with my own postpartum depression.” – Rachel Hollis
“I don’t want to do anything. I don’t even want to start this day because then I’ll just be expected to finish it.” ― Rainbow Rowell
“You don’t have to live a lie. Living a lie will mess you up. It will send you into depression. It will warp your values.” – Gilbert Baker
“All depression has its roots in self-pity, and all self-pity is rooted in people taking themselves too seriously.” ― Tom Robbins
“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.” – Elizabeth Wurtzel,
“I’m not grateful for depression, but it honestly made me work harder and gave me the drive that I have to succeed and to make it work.” – Lili Reinhart
“Nothing can cure the soul but the senses, just as nothing can cure the senses but the soul.” ― Oscar Wilde
Anti Depression Quotes and Sayings
“The deepest fear we have, ‘the fear beneath all fears,’ is the fear of not measuring up, the fear of judgment. It’s this fear that creates the stress and depression of everyday life.” – Tullian Tchividjian
“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.” – Elizabeth Wurtzel
“You are allowed to feel messed up and inside out. It doesn’t mean you’re defective – it just means you’re human.” ― David Mitchell
“Recovering from the suicide of a loved one, you need all the help you can get, so I very much recommend a meditation program. The whole picture of how to recover from this has to do with body, mind, and spirit. That’s applicable to any kind of depression.” – Judy Collins
“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
“Depression on my left, Loneliness on my right. They don’t need to show me their badges. I know these guys very well.” ― Elizabeth Gilbert
“I am living in a nightmare, from which from time to time I wake in sleep.” ― Ursula K. Le Guin
“At heart, I have always been a coper, I’ve mostly been able to walk around with my wounds safely hidden, and I’ve always stored up my deep depressive episodes for the weeks off when there was time to have an abbreviated version of a complete breakdown. But in the end, I’d be able to get up and on with it, could always do what little must be done to scratch by.” ― Elizabeth Wurtzel,
“Because that’s the thing about depression. When I feel it deeply, I don’t want to let it go. It becomes a comfort. I want to cloak myself under its heavy weight and breathe it into my lungs.
“Do not brood over your past mistakes and failures as this will only fill your mind with grief, regret and depression. Do not repeat them in the future.” – Swami Sivananda
Depression Quotes and Sayings
“Concern should drive us into action and not into a depression. No man is free who cannot control himself.” – Pythagoras
“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.” ― Ned Vizzini
“I might look successful and happy being in front of you today, but I once suffered from severe depression and was in total despair.” – Ji-Hae Park
“I go through a lot of depression, and I know other people do, too, but I have an outlet that so many people don’t. If you have that inside of you and can’t get it out, what do you do?” – Billie Eilish
“I think one thing is that anybody who’s had to contend with mental illness – whether it’s depression, bipolar illness or severe anxiety, whatever – actually has a fair amount of resilience in the sense that they’ve had to deal with suffering already, personal suffering.” – Kay Redfield Jamison
“I am in that temper that if I were under water I would scarcely kick to come to the top.” ― John Keats
“A melancholy-looking man, he had the appearance of one who has searched for the leak in life’s gas-pipe with a lighted candle.” ― P.G. Wodehouse
“Listen to the people who love you. Believe that they are worth living for even when you don’t believe it. Seek out the memories depression takes away and project them into the future. Be brave; be strong; take your pills. Exercise because it’s good for you even if every step weighs a thousand pounds. Eat when food itself disgusts you. Reason with yourself when you have lost your reason.” ― Andrew Solomon
“I’ll never forget how the depression and loneliness felt good and bad at the same time. Still does.”― Henry Rollins
“Life is ten percent what you experience and ninety percent how you respond to it.” ― Dorothy M
“But if somebody dies, if something happens to you, there is a normal process of depression, it is part of being human, and some people view it as a learning experience etc.” – Bob Geldof
“Noble deeds and hot baths are the best cures for depression.” ― Dodie Smith
“If you want to conquer the anxiety of life, live in the moment, live in the breath.” ― Amit Ray
“Depression is melancholy minus its charms.” ― Susan Sontag
“Try to understand the blackness, lethargy, hopelessness, and loneliness they’re going through. Be there for them when they come through the other side. It’s hard to be a friend to someone who’s depressed, but it is one of the kindest, noblest, and best things you will ever do.” ― Stephen Fry
It is our aim through these collection of anti depression quotes and sayings to highlight the fact that depression unfortunately is a common and widespread problem today and must be dealt with soon.
It exists due to the increasing stress and pressure to outperform and prove oneself at every walk of life and at every stage, right from even before being born till death.
Hence one must Learn to take things lightly as it’s not end of the world. A new day Will come, and so shall new things, new beginnings and life must go on..