13 Things To Remember When You Love A Person Who Has Depression

Thought Catalog

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1. Depression is not a choice.

Depression is one of the most helpless and frustrating experiences a person can have. It’s sometimes feeling sad, sometimes feeling empty, and sometimes feeling absolutely nothing at all. There are times when depression can leave someone feeling paralyzed in their own mind and body, unable to do the things they used to love to do or the things they know they should be doing. Depression is not just a bad day or a bad mood and it’s not something someone can just “get over.” Remember no one chooses to be depressed.

2. Saying things like “it’ll get better,” “you just need to get out of the house,” or “you’ll be fine” is meaningless.

It’s easy to tell someone these things because you think you’re giving them a solution or a simple way to make them feel better and to ease their pain, but these…

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Manic Monday 168 & 169

If you could completely redecorate any room in your house at no expense to you, what room would you choose?

kitchen or bedroom. 

Which hour of the day do you feel goes the slowest?


If your birthday could be in a different month of the year, when would you have it?

december? only because it’s festive month 🙂 but i love my birth month of august.

Imagine you’re packing a picnic lunch. What would be in your basket?

roasted chicken sandwiches that i prepared. nachos, pitas, ice cold kalamansi juice, picnic blanket

If your life were a weather vane, which direction would it be pointing right now?

east. it’s where the sun rises.

What’s something that people do in traffic that really annoys you?

honking their horn. grrrr.

Manic Monday #165

What’s the best summer job you ever had?

    A part-time realtor agent. It’s the best ’cause we got to sell a P2.1 million house and a lot 🙂

Tell me about the worst date you ever went on.

    It’s not actually a date. We were to look together for an OJT at Makati. The three hours of waiting plus the angry look on his face when he finally arrived made that date the worst ever. 

Do you think the age for a driver’s license should be raised (currently 16 here in the U.S.)?

    I think no.