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Thought-provoking Quotes About Depression

Depression is a serious, widespread illness that afflicts many. It is not to be taken lightly. Here we present a collection of depression quotes for you to ponder and we hope these are helpful... if nothing else hopefully it helps to understand you are not alone. You are definitely not alone, you are strong, and help is out there. Please please do not hesitate to seek help.

If you or someone you care about is suffering from depression, you absolutely should please seek help immediately!

Some depression resources where you can get help:

Recovery Village List of Depression Hotlines

Depression & BiPolar Support Alliance List of Hotlines and Help Resources

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

Quote: 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 grayness and numbness. by author Dan Reynolds overlaid on photo of man in black jacket and black pants standing on brown rock formation during daytime
Photo Credit: Magdalena Smolnicka

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 grayness and numbness.


Quote: That is all I want in life: for this pain to seem purposeful. by author Elizabeth Wurtzel overlaid on photo of shallow focus photography of hand with red paint
Photo Credit: ian dooley

That is all I want in life: for this pain to seem purposeful.


Quote: Life begins on the other side of despair. by author Jean-Paul Sartre overlaid on photo of four people sitting on wooden stair
Photo Credit: Gaelle Marcel

Life begins on the other side of despair.


Quote: Through my own struggles with depression, I discovered that knowledge, therapy, medication and education can provide the strength to get through it in one piece. by author Susan Polis Schutz overlaid on photo of desert under blue skies
Photo Credit: Yuriy Bogdanov

Through my own struggles with depression, I discovered that knowledge, therapy, medication and education can provide the strength to get through it in one piece.


Quote: It is hopelessness even more than pain that crushes the soul. by author William Styron overlaid on photo of 2 girls in blue dress standing on brown field during daytime
Photo Credit: Josue Michel

It is hopelessness even more than pain that crushes the soul.


Quote: To perceive is to suffer. by author Aristotle overlaid on photo of two hands
Photo Credit: Toa Heftiba

To perceive is to suffer.


Quote: Just remember that the darkest night did not turn out all the stars. by author Louis Mann overlaid on photo of mountains under starry sky during nighttime
Photo Credit: Yusuf Evli

Just remember that the darkest night did not turn out all the stars.


Quote: Depression is anger slowed down; panic is grief speeded up. by author Ann-Marie MacDonald overlaid on photo of purple flower field during daytime
Photo Credit: Lucas Gao

Depression is anger slowed down; panic is grief speeded up.


Quote: If you're going through hell, keep going. by author Winston Churchill overlaid on photo of four people sitting on wooden stair
Photo Credit: Gaelle Marcel

If you're going through hell, keep going.


Quote: No matter what happens, or how bad it seems today, life does go on, and it will be better tomorrow. by author Maya Angelou overlaid on photo of photo of author Maya Angelou with quote

No matter what happens, or how bad it seems today, life does go on, and it will be better tomorrow.


Quote: Where there is a lack of rest, there is an abundance of stress. by author Lysa TerKeurst overlaid on photo of flock of birds flying under blue sky during daytime
Photo Credit: Gidon Wessner

Where there is a lack of rest, there is an abundance of stress.


Quote: Depression is inertia. by author Wayne W. Dyer overlaid on photo of tall green flowering grasses under blue and white cloudy sky
Photo Credit: natasha t

Depression is inertia.


Things like depression and obesity are global challenges.


Quote: Some changes look negative on the surface but you will soon realize that space is being created in your life for something new to emerge. by author Eckhart Tolle overlaid on photo of galaxy
Photo Credit: Shot by Cerqueira

Some changes look negative on the surface but you will soon realize that space is being created in your life for something new to emerge.


Quote: Numb the dark and you numb the light. by author Brené Brown overlaid on photo of shallow focus photo of person sitting on concrete bench
Photo Credit: Belinda Fewings

Numb the dark and you numb the light.


Quote: Nothing changes if nothing changes. by author Mel Robbins overlaid on photo of woman and man holding hands
Photo Credit: Roman Kraft

Nothing changes if nothing changes.


Quote: With depression, one of the most important things you could realize is that you're not alone. by author Dwayne Johnson overlaid on photo of shallow focus photo of white rose
Photo Credit: Andrew Johnson

With depression, one of the most important things you could realize is that you're not alone.


Quote: Step out of the history that is holding you back. Step into the new story you are willing to create. by author Oprah Winfrey overlaid on photo of pink balloon tied on white wooden chair
Photo Credit: Florian Klauer

Step out of the history that is holding you back. Step into the new story you are willing to create.


Quote: Make peace with your past so it won't destroy your present. by author Paulo Coelho overlaid on photo of 2 girls in blue dress standing on brown field during daytime
Photo Credit: Josue Michel

Make peace with your past so it won't destroy your present.


Quote: Love your future more than your past. by author Joe Dispenza overlaid on photo of orange tabby cat on black textile
Photo Credit: Jonnelle Yankovich

Love your future more than your past.


Quote: It is very hard to explain to people who have never known serious depression or anxiety the sheer continuous intensity of it. There is no off switch. by author Matt Haig overlaid on photo of Arizona landscape
Photo Credit: DiscoverQuotes Staff

It is very hard to explain to people who have never known serious depression or anxiety the sheer continuous intensity of it. There is no off switch.


Quote: I might look successful and happy being in front of you today, but I once suffered from severe depression and was in total despair. by author Ji-Hae Park overlaid on photo of silhouette of stones during golden hour
Photo Credit: KAL VISUALS

I might look successful and happy being in front of you today, but I once suffered from severe depression and was in total despair.


Quote: Depression, suffering and anger are all part of being human. by author Janet Fitch overlaid on photo of landscape photography of mountains with cloudy skies during golden hour
Photo Credit: Nitish Meena

Depression, suffering and anger are all part of being human.


Quote: Art saved me; it got me through my depression and self-loathing, back to a place of innocence. by author Jeanette Winterson overlaid on photo of yellow, orange, red, green, and blue abstract painting
Photo Credit: Markus Spiske

Art saved me; it got me through my depression and self-loathing, back to a place of innocence.


Quote: The nearer the dawn the darker the night. by author Henry Wadsworth Longfellow overlaid on photo of four people sitting on wooden stair
Photo Credit: Gaelle Marcel

The nearer the dawn the darker the night.


Quote: Depression is rage spread thin. by author George Santayana overlaid on photo of shallow focus photography of black DSLR camera
Photo Credit: Patrick

Depression is rage spread thin.


Quote: If you know someone who's depressed, please resolve never to ask them why. Depression isn't a straightforward response to a bad situation; depression just is, like the weather. by author Stephen Fry overlaid on photo of white clouds and blue sky during daytime
Photo Credit: J Lee

If you know someone who's depressed, please resolve never to ask them why. Depression isn't a straightforward response to a bad situation; depression just is, like the weather.

Longer Version/[Notes]:

If you know someone who's depressed, please resolve never to ask them why. Depression isn't a straightforward response to a bad situation; depression just is, like the weather. 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.


Quote: Depression is a physical illness. by author Terry Bradshaw overlaid on photo of Russian Blue cat sleeping on whit textile
Photo Credit: Alexander Possingham

Depression is a physical illness.


Quote: 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. by author Gail Honeyman overlaid on photo of yellow sunflower in close up photography
Photo Credit: Di Maitland

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.


Quote: I wonder if that's how darkness wins, by convincing us to trap it inside ourselves, instead of emptying it out.
I don't want it to win. by author Jasmine Warga overlaid on photo of sunset
Photo Credit: DiscoverQuotes Staff

I wonder if that's how darkness wins, by convincing us to trap it inside ourselves, instead of emptying it out.
I don't want it to win.


Quote: She wondered that hope was so much harder then despair. by author Patricia Briggs overlaid on photo of shorebird on pier
Photo Credit: DiscoverQuotes Staff

She wondered that hope was so much harder then despair.


Quote: 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. by author Jasmine Warga overlaid on photo of white wooden door
Photo Credit: Pawel Czerwinski

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.


Quote: Those with a grateful mindset tend to see the message in the mess. And even though life may knock them down, the grateful find reasons, if even small ones, to get up. by author Steve Maraboli overlaid on photo of red moon at night
Photo Credit: Kelly Sikkema

Those with a grateful mindset tend to see the message in the mess. And even though life may knock them down, the grateful find reasons, if even small ones, to get up.


Quote: The monsters were never
under my bed.
Because the monsters
were inside my head.


I fear no monsters,
for no monsters I see.
Because all this time
the monster has been me. by author Nikita Gill overlaid on photo of photo of author Nikita Gill with quote

The monsters were never
under my bed.
Because the monsters
were inside my head.

I fear no monsters,
for no monsters I see.
Because all this time
the monster has been me.


Quote: The sadness of the world has different ways of getting to people, but it seems to succeed almost every time. by author Louis-Ferdinand Céline overlaid on photo of iris flower blue wallpaper
Photo Credit: Dim Gunger

The sadness of the world has different ways of getting to people, but it seems to succeed almost every time.


Quote: If you trade your authenticity for safety, you may experience the following: anxiety, depression, eating disorders, addiction, rage, blame, resentment, and inexplicable grief. by author Brené Brown overlaid on photo of photo of author Brené Brown with quote

If you trade your authenticity for safety, you may experience the following: anxiety, depression, eating disorders, addiction, rage, blame, resentment, and inexplicable grief.


Quote: Anyone who has actually been that sad can tell you that there's nothing beautiful or literary or mysterious about depression. by author Jasmine Warga overlaid on photo of white flowers
Photo Credit: Veri Ivanova

Anyone who has actually been that sad can tell you that there's nothing beautiful or literary or mysterious about depression.


Quote: I saw the world in black and white instead of the vibrant colours and shades I knew existed. by author Katie McGarry overlaid on photo of pink and white tulips on white surface
Photo Credit: Larisa Birta

I saw the world in black and white instead of the vibrant colours and shades I knew existed.


Quote: I will be stronger than my sadness. by author Jasmine Warga overlaid on photo of three people paddling in canoe
Photo Credit: Braxton Stuntz

I will be stronger than my sadness.


Quote: Depression is melancholy minus its charms. by author Susan Sontag overlaid on photo of kitten lying on red and white quatrefoil textile
Photo Credit: Jonathan Fink

Depression is melancholy minus its charms.

Longer Version/[Notes]:

Depression is melancholy minus its charms, the animation, the fits.


Quote: 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. by author Shaun David Hutchinson overlaid on photo of bunch of tulips flower on wooden surface
Photo Credit: Annie Spratt

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.


Quote: You're like a grey sky. You're beautiful, even though you don't want to be. by author Jasmine Warga overlaid on photo of pink flower
Photo Credit: Xuan Nguyen

You're like a grey sky. You're beautiful, even though you don't want to be.


Quote: Mental illness is so much more complicated than any pill that any mortal could invent. by author Elizabeth Wurtzel overlaid on photo of yellow flowers
Photo Credit: Evie S.

Mental illness is so much more complicated than any pill that any mortal could invent.


Quote: Maybe we all have darkness inside of us and some of us are better at dealing with it than others. by author Jasmine Warga overlaid on photo of blue and white abstract painting
Photo Credit: Tamanna Rumee

Maybe we all have darkness inside of us and some of us are better at dealing with it than others.


Quote: If I can't feel, if I can't move, if I can't think, and I can't care, then what conceivable point is there in living? by author Kay Redfield Jamison overlaid on photo of long exposure photography of beach
Photo Credit: Kamil Kalbarczyk

If I can't feel, if I can't move, if I can't think, and I can't care, then what conceivable point is there in living?


Quote: I'm fine. Well, I'm not fine - I'm here.
Is there something wrong with that?
Absolutely. by author Ned Vizzini overlaid on photo of brown rugby ball
Photo Credit: Dave Adamson

I'm fine. Well, I'm not fine - I'm here.
Is there something wrong with that?
Absolutely.


Quote: In addition to my other numerous acquaintances, I have one more intimate confidant… My depression is the most faithful mistress I have known — no wonder, then, that I return the love. by author Soren Kierkegaard overlaid on photo of plain background
Photo Credit: Annie Spratt

In addition to my other numerous acquaintances, I have one more intimate confidant… My depression is the most faithful mistress I have known — no wonder, then, that I return the love.


Quote: If you want to conquer the anxiety of life, live in the moment, live in the breath. by author Amit Ray overlaid on photo of white rose enclosed photograph
Photo Credit: Annie Spratt

If you want to conquer the anxiety of life, live in the moment, live in the breath.


Quote: You say you're 'depressed' - all i see is resilience. You are allowed to feel messed up and inside out. It doesn't mean you're defective - it just means you're human. by author David Mitchell overlaid on photo of photo of author David Mitchell with quote

You say you're 'depressed' - all i see is resilience. You are allowed to feel messed up and inside out. It doesn't mean you're defective - it just means you're human.


Quote: The sun stopped shining for me is all. The whole story is: I am sad. I am sad all the time and the sadness is so heavy that I can't get away from it. Not ever. by author Nina LaCour overlaid on photo of aerial view of river in between green trees during daytime
Photo Credit: Ben den Engelsen

The sun stopped shining for me is all. The whole story is: I am sad. I am sad all the time and the sadness is so heavy that I can't get away from it. Not ever.


Quote: In a strange way, I had fallen in love with my depression. by author Elizabeth Wurtzel overlaid on photo of white and purple flower in macro shot
Photo Credit: Jack B

In a strange way, I had fallen in love with my depression.




Quote: We are all spirits. We get depressed. But music makes you want to live. I know my music has saved my life. by author Mary J. Blige overlaid on photo of shallow focus photography of bee on flower
Photo Credit: Aaron Burden

We are all spirits. We get depressed. But music makes you want to live. I know my music has saved my life.


Quote: Human misery must somewhere have a stop; there is no wind that always blows a storm. by author Euripides overlaid on photo of silhouette of man standing on rock while looking in sky
Photo Credit: Greg Rakozy

Human misery must somewhere have a stop; there is no wind that always blows a storm.

Longer Version/[Notes]:

Human misery must somewhere have a stop; there is no wind that always blows a storm; great good fortune comes to failure in the end. All is change; all yields its place and goes; to persevere, trusting in what hopes he has, is courage in a man. The coward despairs.


Quote: The only way to escape the abyss is to look at it, gauge it, sound it out and descend into it. by author Cesare Pavese overlaid on photo of blue rose in close up photography
Photo Credit: Cmst May

The only way to escape the abyss is to look at it, gauge it, sound it out and descend into it.


Quote: There is a crack in everything, that's how the light gets in. by author Leonard Cohen overlaid on photo of man standing on sand while spreading arms beside calm body of water
Photo Credit: KAL VISUALS

There is a crack in everything, that's how the light gets in.


Quote: 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. by author Stephen Fry overlaid on photo of landscape photo of waters, mountains, and black clouds
Photo Credit: Michael Dam

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.


Quote: Sharing our depressions felt like having survived a war. The experience bonds you to the other person for life. by author Art Buchwald overlaid on photo of photo of author Art Buchwald with quote

Sharing our depressions felt like having survived a war. The experience bonds you to the other person for life.


Quote: If you suffer from depression, anything that makes you feel has to the most important thing in your life, because it's the only thing that can save you. by author Siobhan Fahey overlaid on photo of snow covered mountain during daytime
Photo Credit: Jason Abdilla

If you suffer from depression, anything that makes you feel has to the most important thing in your life, because it's the only thing that can save you.


Quote: In my experience the best way to beat depression is to get involved in something inspiring. by author Pink overlaid on photo of white and black soccer ball on grass field
Photo Credit: Wesley Tingey

In my experience the best way to beat depression is to get involved in something inspiring.


Quote: What uniform can I wear to hide my heavy heart? It is too heavy. It will always show. by author Jean Cocteau overlaid on photo of sunflower field during daytime
Photo Credit: meriç tuna

What uniform can I wear to hide my heavy heart? It is too heavy. It will always show.


Quote: Grief is depression in proportion to circumstance; depression is grief out of proportion to circumstance. by author Andrew Solomon overlaid on photo of calm body of water near alp mountains during nighttime
Photo Credit: kazuend

Grief is depression in proportion to circumstance; depression is grief out of proportion to circumstance.


Quote: Mysteriously and in ways that are totally remote from natural experience, the gray drizzle of horror induced by depression takes on the quality of physical pain. by author William Styron overlaid on photo of shillouette photo of person standing at the peak
Photo Credit: Tim Foster

Mysteriously and in ways that are totally remote from natural experience, the gray drizzle of horror induced by depression takes on the quality of physical pain.


Quote: 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. by author Andrew Solomon overlaid on photo of photo of author Andrew Solomon with quote

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.


Quote: Start by doing what's necessary; then do what's possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible. by author Francis of Assisi overlaid on photo of blue sky with white clouds
Photo Credit: Lucas Ludwig

Start by doing what's necessary; then do what's possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible.


Quote: There are no windows within the dark house of depression through which to see others, only mirrors. by author Miriam Toews overlaid on photo of blue sky with white clouds
Photo Credit: Lucas Ludwig

There are no windows within the dark house of depression through which to see others, only mirrors.


Quote: The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain. by author Dolly Parton overlaid on photo of red tulip flowers under calm blue sky
Photo Credit: Esther Gorlee

The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain.


Quote: Passion is the force that springs an artist from the needling cushion of depression. by author Robert Genn overlaid on photo of photo of author Robert Genn with quote

Passion is the force that springs an artist from the needling cushion of depression.


Quote: Sadness is more or less like a head cold - with patience, it passes. Depression is like cancer. by author Barbara Kingsolver overlaid on photo of castle surrounded fog
Photo Credit: Martin Sattler

Sadness is more or less like a head cold - with patience, it passes. Depression is like cancer.




Quote: Living with depression is like trying to keep your balance while you dance with a goat -- it is perfectly sane to prefer a partner with a better sense of balance. by author Andrew Solomon overlaid on photo of photo of author Andrew Solomon with quote

Living with depression is like trying to keep your balance while you dance with a goat -- it is perfectly sane to prefer a partner with a better sense of balance.


Quote: Instead of seeing depression as a dysfunction, it is a functioning phenomenon. It stops you cold, sets you down, makes you damn miserable. by author James Hillman overlaid on photo of closed white painted door with exit signage
Photo Credit: Michael Jasmund

Instead of seeing depression as a dysfunction, it is a functioning phenomenon. It stops you cold, sets you down, makes you damn miserable.


Quote: Depression is not sobbing and crying and giving vent, it is plain and simple reduction of feeling. by author Judith Guest overlaid on photo of white stars in the sky during night time
Photo Credit: Jonas Von Werne

Depression is not sobbing and crying and giving vent, it is plain and simple reduction of feeling.


Quote: 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. by author Jeffrey Eugenides overlaid on photo of Light blue to dark blue gradient
Photo Credit: Luke Chesser

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.


Quote: Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall. by author Confucius overlaid on photo of pink flower with green stem
Photo Credit: Jocelyn Morales

Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.


Quote: Depression on my left, Loneliness on my right. They don't need to show me thier badges. I know these guys very well. by author Elizabeth Gilbert overlaid on photo of white brown and black cat on brown dried leaves
Photo Credit: Dorothea OLDANI

Depression on my left, Loneliness on my right. They don't need to show me thier badges. I know these guys very well.


Quote: In the depths of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer. by author Albert Camus overlaid on photo of white butterfly resting on cat's nose
Photo Credit: Karina Vorozheeva

In the depths of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer.


Quote: Every man has his secret sorrows which the world knows not; and often times we call a man cold when he is only sad. by author Henry Wadsworth Longfellow overlaid on photo of selective focus photography of brown hamster
Photo Credit: Ricky Kharawala

Every man has his secret sorrows which the world knows not; and often times we call a man cold when he is only sad.


Quote: Depression is about as close as you get to somewhere between dead and alive, and it's the worst. by author Elizabeth Wurtzel overlaid on photo of pink flower
Photo Credit: Michael Held

Depression is about as close as you get to somewhere between dead and alive, and it's the worst.


Quote: 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. by author Pete Wentz overlaid on photo of red flower in white background
Photo Credit: Yaoqi

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.


Quote: I may have looked happy but inside I was hopelessly depressed. by author Stephen Fry overlaid on photo of woman in red tube dress holding wine glass
Photo Credit: Laura Chouette

I may have looked happy but inside I was hopelessly depressed.


Quote: There are wounds that never show on the body that are deeper and more hurtful than anything that bleeds. by author Laurell K. Hamilton overlaid on photo of splashy color wallpaper
Photo Credit: Pawel Czerwinski

There are wounds that never show on the body that are deeper and more hurtful than anything that bleeds.


Quote: Depression isn't just being a bit sad. It's feeling nothing. It's not wanting to be alive anymore. by author J. K. Rowling overlaid on photo of photo of author J. K. Rowling with quote

Depression isn't just being a bit sad. It's feeling nothing. It's not wanting to be alive anymore.


Quote: I think I'm afraid of being happy because whenever I get too happy something bad always happens. by author Charles M. Schulz overlaid on photo of photo of author Charles M. Schulz with quote

I think I'm afraid of being happy because whenever I get too happy something bad always happens.


Quote: It does not mean you're broken to have depression and anxiety. I would encourage you to speak out. Don't hold it inside. Talk to friends. Talk to parents. If it's available, go to a therapist. by author Dan Reynolds overlaid on photo of photography of burning camp fire
Photo Credit: CHUTTERSNAP

It does not mean you're broken to have depression and anxiety. I would encourage you to speak out. Don't hold it inside. Talk to friends. Talk to parents. If it's available, go to a therapist.


Quote: Depression is when you have lots of love, but no one's taking. by author Douglas Coupland overlaid on photo of black laptop computer turned on showing blue screen
Photo Credit: Mohammad Rahmani

Depression is when you have lots of love, but no one's taking.


Quote: Depression has existed as long as mankind itself, and certainly well before psychiatry, antidepressant medication, or the nation of America itself came into being. by author Vikram Patel overlaid on photo of silhouette of flower during sunset
Photo Credit: Adelin Grigorescu

Depression has existed as long as mankind itself, and certainly well before psychiatry, antidepressant medication, or the nation of America itself came into being.


Quote: I've had a tremendous problem with depression in my life. I'd rather not talk about it, because it's over. But depression is real. by author Henri J. M. Nouwen overlaid on photo of body of water during daytime
Photo Credit: frank mckenna

I've had a tremendous problem with depression in my life. I'd rather not talk about it, because it's over. But depression is real.


Quote: Getting better from depression demands a lifelong commitment. I've made that commitment for my life's sake and for the sake of those who love me. by author Susan Polis Schutz overlaid on photo of white wooden door
Photo Credit: Pawel Czerwinski

Getting better from depression demands a lifelong commitment. I've made that commitment for my life's sake and for the sake of those who love me.


Quote: This might be controversial, but sometimes I think that being happy is a decision. I don't mean that in a way to diminish clinical depression. But on a more day-to-day level. by author Will Arnett overlaid on photo of pink and white abstract painting
Photo Credit: Pawel Czerwinski

This might be controversial, but sometimes I think that being happy is a decision. I don't mean that in a way to diminish clinical depression. But on a more day-to-day level.


Quote: The more choices we give patients affected by depression, the better we will serve them. by author Carlos Santana overlaid on photo of brown pencil on white surface
Photo Credit: Kelly Sikkema

The more choices we give patients affected by depression, the better we will serve them.


Quote: If you look at suicides, most of them are connected to depression. And the mental health system just fails them. It's so sad. We know what to do. We just don't do it. by author Rosalynn Carter overlaid on photo of long black haired woman smiling close-up photography
Photo Credit: Lesly Juarez

If you look at suicides, most of them are connected to depression. And the mental health system just fails them. It's so sad. We know what to do. We just don't do it.


Quote: Depression is incredibly pervasive and thus important to talk about. by author Robert M. Sapolsky overlaid on photo of photo of author Robert M. Sapolsky with quote

Depression is incredibly pervasive and thus important to talk about.


Quote: Many of depression's symptoms - exhaustion, insomnia, nausea, headaches, weight loss, weight gain - are physical ailments. by author Gayle Forman overlaid on photo of chocolate
Photo Credit: eniko kis

Many of depression's symptoms - exhaustion, insomnia, nausea, headaches, weight loss, weight gain - are physical ailments.


Quote: We expect well-informed treatment for cancer or heart disease; it matters no less for depression. by author Kay Redfield Jamison overlaid on photo of raccoon walking on lawn grass
Photo Credit: Gary Bendig

We expect well-informed treatment for cancer or heart disease; it matters no less for depression.


Quote: The reason so many intelligent and creative people suffer from depression is that when you take the risk of being fully conscious, you open Pandora's box, and you can't close it again. by author Michael Redhill overlaid on photo of silhouette of tree during sunset
Photo Credit: Jakob Owens

The reason so many intelligent and creative people suffer from depression is that when you take the risk of being fully conscious, you open Pandora's box, and you can't close it again.


Quote: Many people think that depression is something you just have to live with when you get older, but it's not. by author Tom Bosley overlaid on photo of photo of author Tom Bosley with quote

Many people think that depression is something you just have to live with when you get older, but it's not.


Quote: Depression is like the worst disease you can get. It's devastating. by author Robert M. Sapolsky overlaid on photo of photo of author Robert M. Sapolsky with quote

Depression is like the worst disease you can get. It's devastating.


Quote: Depression can take you into a black hole, so it is terrible. by author Asha Parekh overlaid on photo of yellow flower field during sunset
Photo Credit: Robin Mathlener

Depression can take you into a black hole, so it is terrible.


Quote: Just like other illnesses, depression can be treated so that people can live happy, active lives. by author Tom Bosley overlaid on photo of photo of author Tom Bosley with quote

Just like other illnesses, depression can be treated so that people can live happy, active lives.


Quote: We know how to treat depression, we know how to treat mental illness, and we have not had the political will in our country to make it happen. by author Rosalynn Carter overlaid on photo of white wooden door
Photo Credit: Pawel Czerwinski

We know how to treat depression, we know how to treat mental illness, and we have not had the political will in our country to make it happen.


Quote: My depression is not something very special. A lot of people go through depression. My divorce is not something very special; a lot of people go through divorce. by author Krista Tippett overlaid on photo of yellow labrador retriever puppy covered with snow
Photo Credit: Fausto Sandoval

My depression is not something very special. A lot of people go through depression. My divorce is not something very special; a lot of people go through divorce.


Quote: Do I wish I had never endured postpartum depression? Absolutely. But to deny the experience is to deny who I am. by author Bryce Dallas Howard overlaid on photo of green ceramic mug beside book
Photo Credit: Aaron Burden

Do I wish I had never endured postpartum depression? Absolutely. But to deny the experience is to deny who I am.


Quote: I want to help people with depression understand that there is hope, so that they can get the help they need to live rich, fulfilling lives. by author Tom Bosley overlaid on photo of photo of author Tom Bosley with quote

I want to help people with depression understand that there is hope, so that they can get the help they need to live rich, fulfilling lives.


Quote: Thinking about death makes you analyse what life is. Anxiety makes you curious, and curiosity leads to understanding. I wouldn't be a writer without depression. by author Matt Haig overlaid on photo of silhouette of flower during sunset
Photo Credit: Adelin Grigorescu

Thinking about death makes you analyse what life is. Anxiety makes you curious, and curiosity leads to understanding. I wouldn't be a writer without depression.


Quote: The thing with depression is you don't realise you have it and even when you do you don't want to realise you have it. by author Mark Cavendish overlaid on photo of photo of author Mark Cavendish with quote

The thing with depression is you don't realise you have it and even when you do you don't want to realise you have it.


Quote: Depression is something that makes you lose your sight. by author Michael Schenker overlaid on photo of grayscale photo of man in dress shirt and pants
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Depression is something that makes you lose your sight.


Quote: When you're on the verge of depression, a good leveller is to put one foot in front of the other and do some manual labour. by author Rachael Stirling overlaid on photo of red paint strokes wallpaper
Photo Credit: Chaewon Lee

When you're on the verge of depression, a good leveller is to put one foot in front of the other and do some manual labour.


Quote: We don't know why, but pancreatic cancer has a very interesting physiological link to depression. There seems to be a deep link, and we don't know what it is. by author Siddhartha Mukherjee overlaid on photo of sunset with storm clouds
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We don't know why, but pancreatic cancer has a very interesting physiological link to depression. There seems to be a deep link, and we don't know what it is.


Quote: While the line between stress, deep anxiety, and depression often blurs, most entrepreneurs struggle with broad mental health issues at various points in their lives. by author Brad Feld overlaid on photo of yellow wallpaper
Photo Credit: Teodor Drobota

While the line between stress, deep anxiety, and depression often blurs, most entrepreneurs struggle with broad mental health issues at various points in their lives.


Quote: When I was suffering with depression, people weren't talking about depression. It had a stigma. by author Jennifer Holliday overlaid on photo of woman doing yoga meditation on brown parquet flooring
Photo Credit: Jared Rice

When I was suffering with depression, people weren't talking about depression. It had a stigma.


Quote: I think most human beings go through some sort of depression in their life. And if they don't, I think that's weird. by author Kirsten Dunst overlaid on photo of pink and blue painted wall
Photo Credit: Tamanna Rumee

I think most human beings go through some sort of depression in their life. And if they don't, I think that's weird.


Quote: Unfortunately, I think depression and anxiety are really hard to live with. And what people don't need is to feel bad about themselves because they decide to go on medication. by author Rene Russo overlaid on photo of blue boat on sand near body of water during daytime
Photo Credit: Mickey O'neil

Unfortunately, I think depression and anxiety are really hard to live with. And what people don't need is to feel bad about themselves because they decide to go on medication.


Quote: The best way to get out of depression is to work out. by author Priyanshu Chatterjee overlaid on photo of sunset forest
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The best way to get out of depression is to work out.


Quote: Massage therapy has been shown to relieve depression, especially in people who have chronic fatigue syndrome; other studies also suggest benefit for other populations. by author Andrew Weil overlaid on photo of photo of author Andrew Weil with quote

Massage therapy has been shown to relieve depression, especially in people who have chronic fatigue syndrome; other studies also suggest benefit for other populations.


Quote: For many people who face anxieties, depression, trauma or grief that dominate their lives, a vital source of support may be a counsellor or psychotherapist. by author Luciana Berger overlaid on photo of photo of author Luciana Berger with quote

For many people who face anxieties, depression, trauma or grief that dominate their lives, a vital source of support may be a counsellor or psychotherapist.


Quote: I suppose I'm interested in sorrow, which is very different from depression or despair. Sorrow is continuous with the world; it allows for creativity. by author Aleksandar Hemon overlaid on photo of brown rocky mountain under blue sky during daytime
Photo Credit: Caleb Fisher

I suppose I'm interested in sorrow, which is very different from depression or despair. Sorrow is continuous with the world; it allows for creativity.


Quote: This is what I am. I have periods of enormous self-destructive depression, where I go completely off my trolley and lose all sight of reality and reason. by author Siobhan Fahey overlaid on photo of brown rocky mountain under blue sky during daytime
Photo Credit: Caleb Fisher

This is what I am. I have periods of enormous self-destructive depression, where I go completely off my trolley and lose all sight of reality and reason.


Quote: When you study postpartum depression, there is a very clear understanding that in communities where you see more support, there is less depression. by author Ariel Gore overlaid on photo of pug lying on pet bed
Photo Credit: Charles Deluvio

When you study postpartum depression, there is a very clear understanding that in communities where you see more support, there is less depression.


Quote: Oddly, I believe that emotional proximity we feel to close loved ones makes it hard to be honest with them about feelings of depression. by author Andy Dunn overlaid on photo of woman standing on beachfront
Photo Credit: Jeremy Bishop

Oddly, I believe that emotional proximity we feel to close loved ones makes it hard to be honest with them about feelings of depression.


Quote: There is a very moving and ancient connection between cancer and depression. by author Siddhartha Mukherjee overlaid on photo of white ceramic mug with coffee on brown wooden table
Photo Credit: Annie Spratt

There is a very moving and ancient connection between cancer and depression.


Quote: Oh yes, I certainly have low days. I feel that in treating the depression, it's not so much that I've become happier as it is that I can be unhappy in better ways. by author Andrew Solomon overlaid on photo of photo of author Andrew Solomon with quote

Oh yes, I certainly have low days. I feel that in treating the depression, it's not so much that I've become happier as it is that I can be unhappy in better ways.


Quote: Depression is a leading cause of ill health and disability, and many do not have access to mental health services and face significant social stigma around their disease. by author Tedros Adhanom overlaid on photo of photo of author Tedros Adhanom with quote

Depression is a leading cause of ill health and disability, and many do not have access to mental health services and face significant social stigma around their disease.


Depression, as far as I'm concerned, is just a waste of time.


Quote: Depression can seem worse than terminal cancer, because most cancer patients feel loved and they have hope and self-esteem. by author David D. Burns overlaid on photo of yellow green leaf
Photo Credit: Annie Spratt

Depression can seem worse than terminal cancer, because most cancer patients feel loved and they have hope and self-esteem.


Quote: Never once, during any of my bouts of depression, had I been inclined or able to pick up a telephone and ask a friend for help. It wasn't in me. by author Kay Redfield Jamison overlaid on photo of green leafed plants on forest
Photo Credit: Zoya Konstantinova

Never once, during any of my bouts of depression, had I been inclined or able to pick up a telephone and ask a friend for help. It wasn't in me.


Quote: They say depression is just anger turned inward. Sometimes I turn it outwards, sometimes I turn it inward, but I know it's about self-worth. by author Vic Mensa overlaid on photo of selective focus photography of woman taking selfie
Photo Credit: Tess

They say depression is just anger turned inward. Sometimes I turn it outwards, sometimes I turn it inward, but I know it's about self-worth.


Quote: You take the negative, the bitter, the pain, the suffering, the depression, and all of those are ingredients for something far more purposeful than you can imagine. by author Lecrae overlaid on photo of desert under blue skies
Photo Credit: Yuriy Bogdanov

You take the negative, the bitter, the pain, the suffering, the depression, and all of those are ingredients for something far more purposeful than you can imagine.


Quote: Every age yearns for a more beautiful world. The deeper the desperation and the depression about the confusing present, the more intense that yearning. by author Johan Huizinga overlaid on photo of five orange and one white pupkins
Photo Credit: Scott Webb

Every age yearns for a more beautiful world. The deeper the desperation and the depression about the confusing present, the more intense that yearning.


Quote: Depression is so treacherous - it can be so alluring as well as punishing. After all, it's yours and yours alone - no one else can interfere with it. by author Margo Jefferson overlaid on photo of grayscale photo of woman in white shirt

Depression is so treacherous - it can be so alluring as well as punishing. After all, it's yours and yours alone - no one else can interfere with it.


Quote: I've had some dark nights of the soul, of course, but giving in to depression would be a sellout, a defeat. by author Christopher Hitchens overlaid on photo of pink balloon tied on white wooden chair
Photo Credit: Florian Klauer

I've had some dark nights of the soul, of course, but giving in to depression would be a sellout, a defeat.


Quote: Being in good physical shape is the best way to combat depression. You just have endorphins running around your body. It is the best anti-depressive that there is. by author Chris Pratt overlaid on photo of two blue beach chairs near body of water
Photo Credit: Aaron Burden

Being in good physical shape is the best way to combat depression. You just have endorphins running around your body. It is the best anti-depressive that there is.


Quote: 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. by author Robbie Williams overlaid on photo of shallow focus photography of purple flower
Photo Credit: Mike

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.


Quote: I wanted to write a story about my struggles with depression and mental health. It's an issue that needs to be talked about more. by author Ginger Zee overlaid on photo of photo of author Ginger Zee with quote

I wanted to write a story about my struggles with depression and mental health. It's an issue that needs to be talked about more.


Quote: A big part of depression is feeling really lonely, even if you're in a room full of a million people. by author Lilly Singh overlaid on photo of white stars in the sky during night time
Photo Credit: Jonas Von Werne

A big part of depression is feeling really lonely, even if you're in a room full of a million people.


Quote: We live in a society bloated with data yet starved for wisdom. We're connected 24/7, yet anxiety, fear, depression and loneliness is at an all-time high. We must course-correct. by author Elizabeth Kapu'uwailani Lindsey overlaid on photo of men running toward beach
Photo Credit: Oliver Sjöström

We live in a society bloated with data yet starved for wisdom. We're connected 24/7, yet anxiety, fear, depression and loneliness is at an all-time high. We must course-correct.


Quote: I suffer from deep depression, so my only release is music. by author Kevin Gates overlaid on photo of close shot of yellow flowers
Photo Credit: Masaaki Komori

I suffer from deep depression, so my only release is music.


Quote: Until you've had depression I don't think you're qualified to talk about it. by author Geoffrey Boycott overlaid on photo of silhouette of person wearing cowboy hat during sunset
Photo Credit: shrpnss

Until you've had depression I don't think you're qualified to talk about it.


Quote: My recovery from manic depression has been an evolution, not a sudden miracle. by author Patty Duke overlaid on photo of man and woman holding hands in grayscale photography
Photo Credit: Joanna Nix-Walkup

My recovery from manic depression has been an evolution, not a sudden miracle.


Quote: As I kept having episodes of depression, I realized that it was not a one-off: that I had, well, not a disease, really - more an illness. by author Spike Milligan overlaid on photo of white cat on white textile
Photo Credit: Sincerely Media

As I kept having episodes of depression, I realized that it was not a one-off: that I had, well, not a disease, really - more an illness.


Quote: Noble deeds and hot baths are the best cures for depression. by author Dodie Smith overlaid on photo of photo of author Dodie Smith with quote

Noble deeds and hot baths are the best cures for depression.


Quote: Time spent in nature is the most cost-effective and powerful way to counteract the burnout and sort of depression that we feel when we sit in front of a computer all day. by author Richard Louv overlaid on photo of purple and green light digital wallpaper
Photo Credit: Isaac Quesada

Time spent in nature is the most cost-effective and powerful way to counteract the burnout and sort of depression that we feel when we sit in front of a computer all day.


Quote: I often say that the opposite of depression is not happiness but vitality. by author Andrew Solomon overlaid on photo of yellow sunflowers
Photo Credit: Sarah Le

I often say that the opposite of depression is not happiness but vitality.


Quote: It's often difficult for those who are lucky enough to have never experienced what true depression is to imagine a life of complete hopelessness, emptiness and fear. by author Susan Polis Schutz overlaid on photo of two blue beach chairs near body of water
Photo Credit: Aaron Burden

It's often difficult for those who are lucky enough to have never experienced what true depression is to imagine a life of complete hopelessness, emptiness and fear.


Quote: Concern should drive us into action, not into a depression. by author Karen Horney overlaid on photo of pavement surrounded with dried leaves
Photo Credit: Bernd Schulz

Concern should drive us into action, not into a depression.

Longer Version/[Notes]:

Concern should drive us into action and not into a depression. No man is free who cannot control himself.




Quote: It's really easy to slide into a depression fueled by the pointlessness of existence. by author Robert Smith overlaid on photo of orange moon during nighttime
Photo Credit: Hugo Kemmel

It's really easy to slide into a depression fueled by the pointlessness of existence.


Quote: A lot of people don't realize that depression is an illness. I don't wish it on anyone, but if they would know how it feels, I swear they would think twice before they just shrug it. by author Jonathan Davis overlaid on photo of black textile in close up photography
Photo Credit: Annie Spratt

A lot of people don't realize that depression is an illness. I don't wish it on anyone, but if they would know how it feels, I swear they would think twice before they just shrug it.


Quote: Perhaps the saddest irony of depression is that suicide happens when the patient gets a little better and can again function sufficiently. by author Dick Cavett overlaid on photo of yellow rose flower
Photo Credit: Bence Balla-Schottner

Perhaps the saddest irony of depression is that suicide happens when the patient gets a little better and can again function sufficiently.


Quote: Mental health can be just as important as physical health - and major depression is one of the most commonly diagnosed mental illnesses. by author Michael Greger overlaid on photo of brown grass field under blue sky and white clouds during daytime
Photo Credit: Raychel Sanner

Mental health can be just as important as physical health - and major depression is one of the most commonly diagnosed mental illnesses.


Quote: 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. by author Rachel Hollis overlaid on photo of Dark purple to red to orange gradient
Photo Credit: Luke Chesser

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.


Quote: I found that with depression, one of the most important things you could realise is that you're not alone. by author Dwayne Johnson overlaid on photo of shallow focus photography of orange flower
Photo Credit: Rafael Zamora

I found that with depression, one of the most important things you could realise is that you're not alone.


Quote: 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. by author Ginger Zee overlaid on photo of photo of author Ginger Zee with quote

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.


Quote: 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. by author Sivananda Saraswati overlaid on photo of white and gray floral bed sheet
Photo Credit: Emiliano Vittoriosi

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.


Quote: Depression is the inability to construct a future. by author Rollo May overlaid on photo of sliced lemon on pink surface
Photo Credit: Alicja Gancarz

Depression is the inability to construct a future.


Quote: Keep yourself busy if you want to avoid depression. For me, inactivity is the enemy. by author Matt Lucas overlaid on photo of yellow flowers
Photo Credit: Evie S.

Keep yourself busy if you want to avoid depression. For me, inactivity is the enemy.


Quote: When people don't know exactly what depression is, they can be judgmental. by author Marion Cotillard overlaid on photo of orange cat stretching on white surface
Photo Credit: Timo Volz

When people don't know exactly what depression is, they can be judgmental.


Quote: There is no normal life that is free of pain. It's the very wrestling with our problems that can be the impetus for our growth. by author Fred Rogers overlaid on photo of coconut tree near body of water
Photo Credit: Pedro Monteiro

There is no normal life that is free of pain. It's the very wrestling with our problems that can be the impetus for our growth.


Quote: There's nothing wrong with you that a little Prozac and a polo mallet can't cure. by author Woody Allen overlaid on photo of blue and black butterfly on green leaves
Photo Credit: Damon On Road

There's nothing wrong with you that a little Prozac and a polo mallet can't cure.


Quote: We don't have a great war in our generation, or a great depression, but we do, we have a great war of the spirit. We have a great revolution against the culture. The great depression is our lives. We have a spiritual depression. by author Chuck Palahniuk overlaid on photo of photo of author Chuck Palahniuk with quote

We don't have a great war in our generation, or a great depression, but we do, we have a great war of the spirit. We have a great revolution against the culture. The great depression is our lives. We have a spiritual depression.




Quote: Because wherever I sat--on the deck of a ship or at a street café in Paris or Bangkok--I would be sitting under the same glass bell jar, stewing in my own sour air. by author Sylvia Plath overlaid on photo of solid background
Photo Credit: César Couto

Because wherever I sat--on the deck of a ship or at a street café in Paris or Bangkok--I would be sitting under the same glass bell jar, stewing in my own sour air.


Quote: When I am attached by gloomy thoughts, nothing helps me so much as running to my books. They quickly absorb me and banish the clouds from my mind. by author Michel de Montaigne overlaid on photo of snow covered mountain during daytime
Photo Credit: Jason Abdilla

When I am attached by gloomy thoughts, nothing helps me so much as running to my books. They quickly absorb me and banish the clouds from my mind.


Quote: What happens to the wide-eyed observer when the window between reality and unreality breaks and the glass begins to fly? by author Stephen King overlaid on photo of woman signing on white printer paper beside woman about to touch the documents
Photo Credit: Gabrielle Henderson

What happens to the wide-eyed observer when the window between reality and unreality breaks and the glass begins to fly?


Quote: Every act of life, from the morning toothbrush to the friend at dinner, became an effort. I hated the night when I couldn't sleep and I hated the day because it went toward night. by author F. Scott Fitzgerald overlaid on photo of woman in black tank top standing on green grass field during daytime
Photo Credit: @ramu_aladdin

Every act of life, from the morning toothbrush to the friend at dinner, became an effort. I hated the night when I couldn't sleep and I hated the day because it went toward night.


Quote: I have never been remotely ashamed of having been depressed. Never. What's to be ashamed of? I went through a really rough time and I am quite proud that I got out of that. by author J. K. Rowling overlaid on photo of photo of author J. K. Rowling with quote

I have never been remotely ashamed of having been depressed. Never. What's to be ashamed of? I went through a really rough time and I am quite proud that I got out of that.


Quote: Depression is a prison where you are both the suffering prisoner and the cruel jailer. by author Dorothy Rowe overlaid on photo of tilt shift lens pink fetal flowers
Photo Credit: Daiga Ellaby

Depression is a prison where you are both the suffering prisoner and the cruel jailer.


Quote: Depression is merely anger without enthusiasm. by author Steven Wright overlaid on photo of black and white photo of woman looking upward
Photo Credit: Peter Sjo

Depression is merely anger without enthusiasm.




Quote: I am living in a nightmare, from which from time to time I wake in sleep. by author Ursula K. Le Guin overlaid on photo of cute dog on street night scene wallpaper
Photo Credit: Yura Ryzhov

I am living in a nightmare, from which from time to time I wake in sleep.


Quote: You don't have to control your thoughts; you just have to stop letting them control you. by author Dan Millman overlaid on photo of green trees under white sky during daytime
Photo Credit: Fabio Fistarol

You don't have to control your thoughts; you just have to stop letting them control you.


Depression doesn't take away your talents--it just makes them harder to find.


Quote: The pupil dilates in darkness and in the end finds light, just as the soul dilates in misfortune and in the end finds God. by author Victor Hugo overlaid on photo of black wooden door near green plant
Photo Credit: Cristina Gottardi

The pupil dilates in darkness and in the end finds light, just as the soul dilates in misfortune and in the end finds God.


Quote: Anger is energizing. The opposite of anger is depression, which is anger turned inward. by author Gloria Steinem overlaid on photo of silhouette of person jumping in mid air
Photo Credit: Aziz Acharki

Anger is energizing. The opposite of anger is depression, which is anger turned inward.


Quote: The five stages -- denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance -- are a part of the framework that makes up our learning to live with the one we lost. They are tools to help us frame and identify what we may be feeling. But they are not stops on some linear timeline in grief. by author Elisabeth Kubler-Ross overlaid on photo of Elisabeth Kubler-Ross quote: The five stages -- denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance -- are a part of the framework that makes up our learning to live with the one we lost. They are tools to help us frame and identify what we may be feeling. But they are not stops on some linear timeline in grief.- black text on quotes background

The five stages -- denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance -- are a part of the framework that makes up our learning to live with the one we lost. They are tools to help us frame and identify what we may be feeling. But they are not stops on some linear timeline in grief.


Quote: I was so scared to give up depression, fearing that somehow the worst part of me was actually all of me. by author Elizabeth Wurtzel overlaid on photo of green ceramic mug beside book
Photo Credit: Aaron Burden

I was so scared to give up depression, fearing that somehow the worst part of me was actually all of me.


Quote: Perhaps depression is caused by asking oneself too many unanswerable questions. by author Miriam Toews overlaid on photo of orange moon during nighttime
Photo Credit: Hugo Kemmel

Perhaps depression is caused by asking oneself too many unanswerable questions.


Quote: One swallow does not make a summer, neither does one fine day; similarly one day or brief time of happiness does not make a person entirely happy. by author Aristotle overlaid on photo of solid color
Photo Credit: bharath g s

One swallow does not make a summer, neither does one fine day; similarly one day or brief time of happiness does not make a person entirely happy.


Quote: As kids become more depressed and anxious, limiting screen time is not enough. Kids need less homework and fewer tests, longer recesses and lunches, more socioemotional learning, more unstructured, unscheduled time to play. by author Adam Grant overlaid on photo of photo of author Adam Grant with quote

As kids become more depressed and anxious, limiting screen time is not enough. Kids need less homework and fewer tests, longer recesses and lunches, more socioemotional learning, more unstructured, unscheduled time to play.


Quote: The scrutiny that young people face on social media can lead to anxiety, depression, and even suicidal thoughts. by author Lady Gaga overlaid on photo of black and white butterfly in close up photography
Photo Credit: Erik Mclean

The scrutiny that young people face on social media can lead to anxiety, depression, and even suicidal thoughts.


Quote: Meditation can and will order your thinking and therefore your mind. As we heal the wounded places in our minds, we grow. by author Iyanla Vanzant overlaid on photo of aerial photography of mountain range covered with snow under white and blue sky at daytime
Photo Credit: Rohit Tandon

Meditation can and will order your thinking and therefore your mind. As we heal the wounded places in our minds, we grow.


Quote: We must abandon completely the notion of blaming the past for any kind of situation we're in. by author Alan Watts overlaid on photo of leafless tree on snow covered ground
Photo Credit: Wolfgang Hasselmann

We must abandon completely the notion of blaming the past for any kind of situation we're in.

Longer Version/[Notes]:

We must abandon completely the notion of blaming the past for any kind of situation we're in and reverse our thinking and see that the past always flows back form the present. That now is the creative point of life. So you see its like the idea of forgiving somebody, you change the meaning of the past by doing that...Also watch the flow of music. The melody as its expressed is changed by notes that come later. Just as the meaning of a sentence...you wait till later to find out what the sentence means...The present is always changing the past.


Quote: Despair can never be dissolved through escape, but by observing it. by author Jiddu Krishnamurti overlaid on photo of close-up of lighted candle
Photo Credit: David Tomaseti

Despair can never be dissolved through escape, but by observing it.


Quote: Man is sometimes extraordinarily, passionately, in love with suffering. by author Fyodor Dostoevsky overlaid on photo of white pillar candle on black surface
Photo Credit: Lilya Alis

Man is sometimes extraordinarily, passionately, in love with suffering.


Quote: Suffering is an indication of ignorance, but in seeking an escape from suffering you are only nourishing ignorance. by author Jiddu Krishnamurti overlaid on photo of grey hlalway
Photo Credit: Filip Kominik

Suffering is an indication of ignorance, but in seeking an escape from suffering you are only nourishing ignorance.


Quote: Every thought a person dwells upon, whether he expresses it or not, either damages or improves his life. by author Lucy Mallory overlaid on photo of milky way wallpaper
Photo Credit: Heiko Otto

Every thought a person dwells upon, whether he expresses it or not, either damages or improves his life.


Quote: Before you diagnose yourself with depression or low self-esteem, first make sure that you are not, in fact, just surrounded by assholes. by author Sigmund Freud overlaid on photo of closeup photography of brown and gray concrete bricks
Photo Credit: Annie Spratt

Before you diagnose yourself with depression or low self-esteem, first make sure that you are not, in fact, just surrounded by assholes.


Quote: I was only able to start changing my life when I realized my depression was not a malfunction. It's a signal. Your depression is a signal. It's telling you something. by author Johann Hari overlaid on photo of photo of author Johann Hari with quote

I was only able to start changing my life when I realized my depression was not a malfunction. It's a signal. Your depression is a signal. It's telling you something.


Quote: Nothing has a hold on your mind that you cannot break free of. by author Iyanla Vanzant overlaid on photo of green and blue chevron textile
Photo Credit: Toa Heftiba

Nothing has a hold on your mind that you cannot break free of.


Quote: Don't attack your problems. Face them, confess them, understand what they are. That is the process. by author Iyanla Vanzant overlaid on photo of blue rose with water droplet
Photo Credit: Abhijeet

Don't attack your problems. Face them, confess them, understand what they are. That is the process.


Quote: To heal a wound you must stop scratching it. by author Paulo Coelho overlaid on photo of woman carrying toddler on seashore
Photo Credit: Daiga Ellaby

To heal a wound you must stop scratching it.


Quote: I need a break from my own thoughts. by author Paulo Coelho overlaid on photo of closeup photo of green leafed plant
Photo Credit: Annie Spratt

I need a break from my own thoughts.


Quote: I need one of those long hugs where you kinda forget whatever else is happening around you for minute. by author Marilyn Monroe overlaid on photo of gray concrete surface
Photo Credit: Henry & Co.

I need one of those long hugs where you kinda forget whatever else is happening around you for minute.


Quote: I have never felt so much pain in my life. It was tough for me to even get out of bed and I had days when I couldn't walk, let alone write a rhyme. by author Eminem overlaid on photo of person in black shoes standing on gray concrete floor
Photo Credit: Belinda Fewings

I have never felt so much pain in my life. It was tough for me to even get out of bed and I had days when I couldn't walk, let alone write a rhyme.


Quote: Depressed means you need deep rest from the character you've been playing in the world. by author Jim Carrey overlaid on photo of green trees under white sky during daytime
Photo Credit: Fabio Fistarol

Depressed means you need deep rest from the character you've been playing in the world.


Quote: Depression is a medical condition. We need to create a world where people are as comfortable seeking care for their minds as they are for their bodies. by author Adam Grant overlaid on photo of photo of author Adam Grant with quote

Depression is a medical condition. We need to create a world where people are as comfortable seeking care for their minds as they are for their bodies.


Quote: Depression is a kind of constricted consciousness. by author Bill Richards overlaid on photo of bare tree on mountain during sunset
Photo Credit: Leah Berman

Depression is a kind of constricted consciousness.


Quote: We cannot simply sit and stare at our wounds forever. We must stand up and move on to the next action. by author Haruki Murakami overlaid on photo of silhouette of person standing beside bare tree under stary sky
Photo Credit: Vincent Chin

We cannot simply sit and stare at our wounds forever. We must stand up and move on to the next action.


Quote: And once the storm is over, you won't remember how you made it through, how you managed to survive. You won't even be sure, whether the storm is really over. But one thing is certain. When you come out of the storm, you won't be the same person who walked in. by author Haruki Murakami overlaid on photo of photo of author Haruki Murakami with quote

And once the storm is over, you won't remember how you made it through, how you managed to survive. You won't even be sure, whether the storm is really over. But one thing is certain. When you come out of the storm, you won't be the same person who walked in.


Quote: The fundamental delusion -- there is something out there that will make me happy and fulfilled forever. by author Naval Ravikant overlaid on photo of photo of author Naval Ravikant with quote

The fundamental delusion -- there is something out there that will make me happy and fulfilled forever.


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