They’re still the person you fancy and (hopefully) love, they’re just dealing with a brain that keeps f*cking them over.
We’re fine with explaining how it feels to you, but it’s really not our job to educate you on mental illness and what causes depression. I don’t cry 24/7 and I doubt that many depressed people do. We know it’s not a big deal that we’ve lost our socks. It’s just our depression muddies up any excitement or joy we’d usually feel. So don’t assume we’ve magically cured ourselves of depression because we’ve told you we’ve been fine for the last few weeks. Actually expressing that we might need medication is deeply, deeply scary.
Summer is also the time when folks plan their vacations.
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My first relationship has been and will always be one of the most important relationships in my life, because it taught me so much about love, dating, friendship, and myself. At times, it can be very rewarding and wonderful, because being with somebody you love and care about is like that. It can be stressful, miserable, and incredibly confusing.
Don’t say you’re ‘depressed’ when you’re feeling sad. If we do something wrong, criticise our actions, not us as a person. You don’t need to walk on eggshells or treat us like a delicate flower. Sometimes our down moments are prompted by something, sometimes they’re not. ’ Yes, we’re perfectly aware that there are people around the world without food and shelter.
Seasonal Affective Disorder is a real clinical condition that can generate depression as a result of the deprivation of sunlight.
While fall is often viewed as the start-up time, it also brings with it more tasks to do and things to take care of.
Angelos Halaris, a Loyola University Medical Center psychiatrist who specializes in depression, SAD is triggered by winter's shorter days and reduced exposure to light— cold weather (though there is also a rarer type of SAD, summer onset depression, that can show up in the spring and last through the sunnier months).
"SAD is thought to be related to a chemical imbalance in the brain brought on by a lack of light due to shorter days and overcast skies," says Halaris.