Living With Depression: Things We Wish People Understood

Depression isn’t a sign of weakness. There are points where I wish I could just quit, but I don’t. Just existing feels like the hardest thing sometimes. Please be understanding and kind. It can be anyone. Usually you don’t see it because we learn to wear a mask. Just because I’m laughing doesn’t mean I’m not hurting inside. Just because I smile doesn’t mean I’m always okay. And it’s okay to not be okay sometimes.

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The first tattoo I ever wanted was one we've all seen. . . birds fading into the distance. . . and I wanted it on my back. Luckily, I waited a few years (try like 7) to finally get my first tattoo. And of course, it was Harry Potter related. I've talked about it in …