Quotes and Sayings about Depression

Quotes and Sayings about Depression

Before you diagnose yourself with depression or low self-esteem, first make sure that you are not, in fact, surrounded by a-sholes.
(often misattributed to William Gibson or Sigmund Freud)
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If you don't deal with your demons, they will deal with you, and it's gonna hurt.
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When you feel sad, it's okay. It's not the end of the world. Everyone has those days when you doubt yourself, and when you feel like everything you do sucks, but then there's those days when you feel like Superman. It's just the balance of the world.
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This skull between my ears, that is a bad neighbourhood. I should not be in there alone.
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I do have a tendency to walk on the dark side sometimes. I have suffered from depression, I know how that feels, I have an innate inclination that way. Writing does help with that.
Joanne K. Rowling - September 2012
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I suffer from deep depression, so my only release is music.
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Depression - it falls into that small category of things like combat that, if you haven't been in it, you can say you can imagine it all you like. But it's truly different.
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Depression is something that doesn't just go away. It's just... there and you deal with it. It's like... malaria or something. Maybe it won't be cured, but you've got to take the medication you're prescribed, and you stay out of situations that are going to trigger it.
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I have suffered from depression for most of my life. It is an illness.
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I'm always happy-go-lucky, and people look at me and find it shocking that I could be depressed.
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I start to think there really is no cure for depression, that happiness is an ongoing battle, and I wonder if it isn't one I'll have to fight for as long as I live. I wonder if it's worth it.
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A sad soul can kill quicker than a germ.
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One can find so many pains when the rain is falling.
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Doctors kept stressing that mental disease was the same as physical disease. Telling someone who was clinically depressed, for example, to shake it off and get out of the house was tantamount to telling a man with two broken legs to sprint across the room. That was all well and good in theory, but in practice, the stigma continued. Maybe, to be more charitable, it was because you could hide a mental disease.
It's brilliant, being depressed; you can behave as badly as you like.
Telling someone with depression to pull themselves together is about as useful as telling someone with cancer to just stop having cancer.
The things lurking around inside the mind can be just as dangerous as tangible threats.
The other thing about depression is it kind of collapses time. Suddenly, you find your whole days blending together to create one endless and suffocating loop. So you find yourself trying to remember the things that made you happy. But slowly, your brain begins to erase every memory that ever brought you joy. And eventually, all you can think about is how life has always been this way. And will only continue to be this way.
The absolute worst part of depression is that even though you know you're depressed, You're unable to stop yourself from getting worse.
You only cry for help if you believe there is help to cry for.
If you're out there and need help, please seek it! Be proud of your valiant day-to-day struggle. There is no shame in needing support.
I think we have to monitor our minds the way we need to monitor our bodies.
According to Madam Pomfrey, thoughts could leave deeper scars than almost anything else.

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You see things; and you say 'Why?"
But I dream things that never were; and I say 'Why not?"
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Mental health needs a great deal of attention. It's the final taboo and it needs to be faced and dealt with.
You know how advice is. You only want it if it agrees with what you wanted to do anyway.
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It wasn't the violence that scared her. It was the fact that she knew no matter what he did, she'd still love him.
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See, if the bullets don't work, right, why the punching? I just never understood that.
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Addiction is a really hard thing to kick.
I'm from a city that you hear and think a bunch of steel
So a hundred mills wouldn't make me sign a f*cking deal
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In the beginning of a jorney, no one knows what to expect. They might have a vague idea the road ahead could be rough. That's what makes new beginnings so exciting. You don't know what will happen until it's over.
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You're constantly trying to prove yourself, even after you've made it.
Whether you come back by page or by the big screen, Hogwarts will always be there to welcome you home.
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Poetry, she thought, wasn't written to be analyzed, it was meant to inspire without reason, to touch without understanding.
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I don't really like talking. I like to execute. I'm not a talking person. I'm an action person.
Songs are as sad as the listener.
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I like when the ice gets thin, the going gets rough, the guests get edgy.
When Brian told me he grew up in New Mexico, I told him I thought it is cool that people from other countries play football. He corrected me on my geography and agreed to sit down with me anyway.
Insanity is knowing that what you're doing is completely idiotic, but still, somehow, you just can't stop it.
Those that we love never truly leave us, Harry. There are things that death cannot touch.
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