Are You Feeling Depressed?
Depression is one of the most common mental illnesses in America. More than 15 million adults suffer from depression every day. Depression can be debilitating. It causes you to feel deep sadness and emptiness. You can feel completely hopeless and alone. It can be soul-crushing. Keep reading to find 7 inspirational quotes to help boost you up when you’re feeling down.
Our well-meaning friends and family don’t know how to help us, so they often say things like, ‘Don’t worry, you’ll feel better soon.’ and ‘Shake it off, get over it.’ While they mean well, these types of comments are not helpful. They can often make you feel worse because you feel like you SHOULD feel better at some point and you SHOULD be able to shake it off and move on. The reality is, we often do not feel better soon and we can’t just shake it off. The feelings go deep and grab hold of us.
I don’t know what the answer to depression is, but I do know that there are things you can do to help yourself feel better in the moment, to get through a tough moment, to help you get through the day. Here are some quotes that can be useful and motivational when you need it most.
7 Quotes to Help With Depression
Even from a dark night, songs of beauty can be born.
– Mary Ann Radmacher
We are not to blame for our illness, but we are responsible for our health.
– Victoria Maxwell
Action is the antidote to despair.
– Joan Baez
A positive attitude gives you power over your circumstances instead of your circumstances having power over you.
– Joyce Meyer
Keep yourself busy if you want to avoid depression. For me, inactivity is the enemy.
– Matt Lucas
Maybe you have to know the darkness before you can appreciate the light.
– Madeleine L’Engle
Where To Find Help
If you are suffering from depression and cannot find a way to help yourself feel better, it may be time to reach out for help. There are many ways to get help from professional therapy to free online chat.
Here are some resources you can use today, to reach out for help:
They are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. They offer services in English or Spanish and can even help you with a referral and treatment options.
Anxiety and Depression Association of America
The mental health providers listed in their directory are licensed and specialize in anxiety, depression, OCD, PTSD, and related disorders. All of the therapists in the list are members of ADAA and have chosen to be included in the database.
This is a great source for a detailed listing of mental health professionals no matter where you are in the United States.
You can find tons of articles, information, and provider listings on this website.
If you’re looking for some good online therapy, read our related article, I Need Someone to Talk To.