People think of depression as sadness, crying or wearing black clothes. But people are wrong. Depression is a constant numbness. You wake up in the morning to go back to sleep. Feeling tired all the time. I believe I’m stuck in a really superficial generation where I post a photo on Instagram every day but don’t talk to my friends and loved ones for weeks because “I’ve been busy”. As time went by, the differences between people increased. 1 out of 3 people of our generation suffer from depression, to be honest, there is no single reason for this, but studies have shown that loneliness is a similar consequence.
Social media is littered with millions of posts and quotes about depression that are associated with Lana Del Rey’s song, painting almost everyone who is depressed black. But today we’re going to break the stereotypes we’ve created for depression. Today we bring you 11 unbelievable habits of depressed people.
1-They are talented and expressive creatures.
I’m not saying that boredom makes you talented. My point is that depressed people are very expressive if given the opportunity and freedom to fully express themselves in certain areas. The world has been blessed with some of the most beautiful gems like Jim Carrey, Robin Williams and Bill Hicks. And it breaks my heart to say that they were all soldiers in the fight against depression. Perhaps this helps them to feel things more deeply, and this is exactly how they appear in their works.
2-Thinking is not an option for them.
Their minds are a messy place. They are constantly swimming between ponds of thought and it just doesn’t stop. No matter what they do.
3-They have high defense mechanisms.
They have really high walls built for themselves that no one can touch. Depressed people can hide anything. They are very good at hiding their emotions.
4-They have a sense of purpose.
They question everything and do everything in their control to find answers. It’s often anxiety-inducing, but they feel they need to know.
5-They can unmask.
They are great at hiding their emotions. That’s what depression does to you. It forces you to wear a mask; But they stick one on your face. Masks last so long that sometimes you forget what they look like.
6-They secretly cry for help.
We all need a shoulder to cry on now and then. But for those who are depressed, the cry for help is very silent. They never ask for help, but they need it the most.
7-They don’t have a specific time to sleep.
They have very unusual sleeping patterns. Sometimes they stay in bed all day. Sometimes they go weeks without sleep.
8-They have abandonment issues.
They never fully believe someone when someone tells them to stay here. They are very emotionally insecure.
9-They have their own backs.
They solve their own problems without looking for help from anyone. They have their own backs.
10-They have a habit of eating strange food.
They can go a whole day without eating, but sometimes they don’t show up without food. It is said that your emotions influence your eating habits.