Depression is recognised as an invisible disability. What you cannot see is not always absent.
As unique individuals, with our own levels of resilience, no one can make a judgement of how much worse off somebody else is suffering inside themselves.
In my experience, I have found that some people like to compete with others, they make out that their health condition is far worse than anybody else’s. This seems to be common in some of the social media’s health groups.
I avoid these kinds groups as they can be toxic. They are more about self-pity than self-help.
I am not saying it is easy fighting depression, I would rather tackle it alone than join a group of people who are just draining each other’s energy.
MISERY LOVES COMPANY!
The journey to healing is an ongoing battle, you have to face the fact that it will get worse before it gets better.
When I am feeling very low, I find it very hard to function in my daily life. My only routine would be to take care of my personal hygiene, then just hide under my covers. Eating is not even a priority.
There are people who will not clean themselves and just comfort eat.
Depression is a debilitating , illness, as individuals, we try to manage to cope in the best way we can. Everyone has their own special coping mechanism, but be mindful that we are all fighting against an ongoing struggle.
Mental Health is always there in everyone, whether positive or negative as in life there will always be things we have to overcome like bereavement, feeling sad or stressed.
Mental Illness or having a mental health disorder is a long-term life debilitating illness that affects the way you function.
No one has the right to tell you how you are feeling. I always say “until you have walked in my shoes and been inside my head, you know nothing about the hell I am going through”
YOU WILL NEVER KNOW IF SOMEONE IS SUFFERING MORE OR LESS THAN YOURSELF AS EVERYONE HAS THEIR OWN LEVEL OF HOW MUCH THEY CAN ENDURE!
In everything there must be a balance.
The Scripture of Balance