More than 300 million people suffer from depression and it’s cited as the main reason why people stop working. This is why it’s so important to get rid of the stigma around this and mental illness in general. Who knew that a simple discussion on the internet could help us do that. A Reddit user asked people who have mental illnesses about the first time they admitted that they were having trouble.
This post garnered almost 9,000 comments and we at Bright Side want to draw your attention to some of these stories. Each of them is more than just a comment from a stranger.
When I realized that my emotions were so flat that I couldn’t even get properly angry anymore. @I_Automate
When I could hardly move and took me 5 minutes to put on a pair of sweatpants. My body was shutting down and my organs were failing. Brain fog and lack of energy. Anorexia literally takes everything from you behind your back while telling you that you are doing great. @DenchBoyz10
When feeling sad everyday no longer felt “abnormal.” It just started to seem normal and then it became the only thing I felt, preceding numbness as the days went by. @tastylifts
I had post-partum depression. What I didn’t know when I had it was that it can begin before you have the baby and peak long after. I knew something was wrong when I went into my midwife’s office for my 6-week appointment, handed her my baby to hold, and kinda hoped she would keep him for a few years. @OriDoodle
When even the most simple, routine tasks became too overwhelming — cleaning up, returning a call/text — virtually everything beyond lying in bed. @JerseySophie
When I failed a class for the first time because of panic attacks, even though I had fantastic grades on assignments and tests (surgical practicum was 50% of the grade, failed it twice due to panic attacks during prep). I realized at that point, that this probably wasn’t normal. @pharmakarma1337
When I didn’t leave the house for 2 weeks straight and I hadn’t messaged any of my friends back in months. I’m currently looking for a therapist. @Iced—Tea
I’m a veteran with a complex form of PTSD. I knew it was bad when my kids would wake me up from the bedroom doorway because they were too scared to get any closer to wake me up, just in case I lashed out. Or I’d catch them looking at my eyes all the time. I asked my wife why they were doing it and she said, “Oh, to see if it’s safe to talk to you,” or “If you were in the same room as them or spacing out.” I would overhear them planning the family holiday or day trips, and they would discuss if I would be comfortable, like, “can’t go there it will be too crowded,” “nope far too noisy.” My smart kids knew I was in trouble way before I did. @Boat1690
When I was not able to accept a phone call, go shopping, or even go outside, because I was afraid that someone would see me. @Dexikovicek
I was completely and utterly convinced that the only way my husband could be happy would be if I were to commit suicide. I wasn’t sleeping at night and had lost 30 lbs in a few weeks because I wasn’t eating. Somehow a tiny portion of myself knew something was wrong, so I sought out help. Ended up being diagnosed with Bipolar 1. @PalomaMisa
When all my therapists were telling me I was wrong when I clearly thought I was right. @poetically_incorrect
When you read articles or posts about it and think “Oh, that’s exactly what I’m feeling and going through.” @elisaadmv
A car almost hit me and I realized I was ok with that. I wouldn’t necessarily hurt myself, but I might not stop myself from being hurt. @unknown
I started getting really irritated with everyone and especially myself. My mood fluctuated. Scenarios would play out in my head, I’d cry. Then I’d snap out and laugh at how ridiculous I was just being. @ZebraCakeExpress
When I was constantly causing problems at work. Even getting fired from one job and suspended from another. @grumblecakes1
I knew a lot of depressed people on the internet and I would often talk to them, eventually, I realized I was experiencing many of the same feelings they were. I didn’t really want to admit I was depressed but I started learning what depression actually is. @ImOnlyChasingSafety
When reality stopped feeling real. @jolimau
When I noticed it in my son. @nooomaam
I knew something was wrong when I literally felt absolutely nothing. I almost left my partner of 2 years, at the time, because I felt it was terribly unfair to him to be with someone who never wanted to be touched, didn’t want to have sex anymore, and didn’t feel anything but anger and sadness inside. I had panic attacks so bad that I couldn’t stand to be alone with him and I didn’t know why. @piccolowerinstrument
When my mom mentioned to me that crying for hours every day actually isn’t normal. I hid it so well that I suffered for over a year from crying every day and wishing I would get hit by a bus. I figured everyone had a rough transition from college to the real world and that daily crying was normal. @jay-eye-elle-elle-
When I needed stitches for self-harm wounds. I was delusional about it all until then. @10bravegrapefruits
When my husband said, “I think we have to go to the hospital now. You’re not okay, and I don’t know what to do. I’m really scared.” @Netflix_and_backrubs
I started packing up my stuff in boxes so my parents wouldn’t have to clean my room after they found my body. I was thinking about how thoughtful this was, and then asked myself how much I would care if my brother had done this. Would I be grateful that he had made his suicide less inconvenient for me? No, I’d be heartbroken that he left without trying to get help. @number1booty
We hope that you and the people you know will never have to go through the challenges these people have to go through. But if you suspect that you have mental health issues, please don’t be afraid to ask for help.
16 Striking Photos That Can Touch Your Heart
Photos keep our memories safe and every time we look at them we can immerse ourselves in the moments that have been captured in them. They can also help us to understand what’s really important in this world. And it doesn’t matter whether these photos are from your personal album or belong to somebody else. Their messages, feelings, and emotions can be perceived in one glance.
Here at Bright Side, we believe that the following photos will really touch your heart.
This couple has battled leukemia for 15 years since they were children. Now they’re husband and wife.
This fireman gave a cat that got hurt in a fire mouth-to-mouth resuscitation and saved it.
“My dad, who has dementia, trying to remember my name”
His owner passed away but the dog continues to sit near his bed and wait.
This is what depression looks like over 24 hours.
Have you ever seen a blind dog enjoying the sounds of a lake?
An Iranian girl cheers for her favorite football team from behind the fence since Iranian women aren’t allowed into stadiums.
“My mom painted dementia.”
When all you have is memories:
The 3 social classes in The Philippines in one photo
“My buddy, a glass blowing artist, used my dad’s ashes to make a keepsake marble I can take with me anywhere.”
“She gave me the best 11 years of her life and I can only hope that I was able to do the same thing for her.”
“A year ago, my little sister left this world. This weekend her heart recipient met my mom and shared her heart beat.”
“The moment your dog comes out of the fire you thought he died in”
“3 months ago we were told our newborn was blind. 2 weeks ago we found out the doctors were wrong. Today, she got her glasses.”
“I’m just so proud of you!”
Today my daughter graduated from pre-K. After the ceremony, my son walked up to her and gave her a hug. “I’m just so proud of you,” he said. Then, of course, my daughter started crying. As we wiped away our tears, my husband asked her, “Pumpkin, why are you crying?” She responded, “I’m just so happy.”
Each photo has its own story. Which of them touched you the most?
Komünist Başkan, Aldığı Kararla Sosyal Medyada Trend Topic Oldu
Mehmet Fatih Maçoğlu’nun belediye başkanı olduğu Tunceli Belediyesi Meclisi, ‘Tunceli’ yazan belediye tabelasının ‘Dersim’ olarak değiştirilmesine karar verdi. Bu karar sonrası Maçoğlu, sosyal medyada Trend Topic oldu.
Tunceli Belediye Başkanı TKP’li Fatih Mehmet Maçoğlu başkanlığında belediye meclis üyeleri toplantısında alınan kararla Tunceli Belediyesi tabelasının ‘Dersim Belediyesi’ olarak değiştirilmesi kararı alındı. Karar tartışma yaratırken ‘DersimdeğilTunceli’ etiketi sosyal medyada Trend Topic oldu.
BELEDİYEDEN AÇIKLAMA YAPILDI
Belediyeden yapılan açıklamada Dersim ibaresiyle birlikte Zazaca ve Türkçe beleriye hizmetleri verileceği duyuruldu. Açıklamada şöyle denildi: “Kentimizin kültürü, tarihi ve inanç biçimini yaşatmak adına belediyemiz hizmet binasında bulunan tabelada yazılı ‘Tunceli’ ibaresinin değiştirilerek yerine ‘Dersim’ ibaresinin yazılması oy çokluğuyla kabul edildi. Haber
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15 Random People Who Look So Much Like Celebrities, You May Want to Take a Photo With Them
It’s not an easy goal to meet a real celebrity in our everyday life. Sometimes they are too busy with their activities or simply prefer to avoid public places. But when you see one right in front of you, don’t be too quick to jump over the moon and ask for a photo. Try to check their IDs first, because we are ready to show you that there are too many ordinary people who look just like stars and who probably wouldn’t miss a chance to pose and giggle afterward.
We at Bright Side compared photos of celebrities to their clones to demonstrate that this isn’t a joke. IDs first, photos after.
15. Kylie Jenner and Kristen Hancher, but which is which?
14. “My dad actually does Jack Nicholson lookalike work in Hollywood as a hobby.”
13. Breaking news! It seems Kim Kardashian has cloned herself.
12. “This fella lives in my house. I think James Franco and he follow each other on Instagram.”
11. “My sister always gets asked if she’s Julia Stiles.”
10. Nope, those aren’t just 2 pictures of Steve Buscemi!
9. Here’s chance for those who are upset that Michael Fassbender is married.
8. We’re just interested to see if Meghan Trainor’s double has the same talents.
7. We know this is pretty unexpected for Taylor Lautner, but we can’t unsee it.
6. This girl claims that she gets compared to Katy Perry daily.
5. When Chuck Norris is on vacation.
4. “Never mind, I’ll find someone like Adele.”
3. If Cobie Smulders doesn’t want to shoot How I Met Your Mother 10, there’s a perfect replacement out there.
2. Wait, so you’re saying that isn’t Zooey Deschanel on the right?
1. Even Zach Galifianakis and Jonah Hill can see this resemblance.
Do you have any friends who look exactly like movie stars? Show us their photos!
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