70 Deep depression quotes that'll help raise your awareness

People feel sad from time to time due to hardships and unexpected occurrences in their lives. But if the feeling is persistent, it will lead to depression. Depressed people will experience a loss of interest in anything that will interfere with their daily functioning. May these quotes about depression provide you insights that could be the key to conquering depression.

Deep depression quotes that'll help raise your awareness
1. “Depression is like a bruise that never goes away. A bruise in your mind.” – Jeffrey Eugenides

2. “Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life.” – Steve Jobs

3. “In my life I've gone through a lot of really hard times. I went through depression and had so many challenges that I overcame. And I overcame because I just decided to be happy.” – Lilly Singh

4. “Depression is like a war; you either win or die trying.” – Anonymous

5. “I found that with depression, one of the most important things you could realize is that you're not alone.” – Dwayne Johnson

6. “It is very hard to explain to people who have never known serious depression or anxiety the sheer continuous intensity of it. There is no off switch.” – Matt Haig

7. “Depression is nourished by a lifetime of ungrieved and unforgiven hurts.” – Penelope Sweet

8. “I can't eat and I can't sleep. I'm not doing well in terms of being a functional human, you know?” – Ned Vizzini

9. “If you are depressed, you are living in the past. If you are anxious, you are living in the future. If you are at peace you are living in the present.” – Lao Tzu
Deep depression quotes that'll help raise your awareness
10. “Keep yourself busy if you want to avoid depression. For me, inactivity is the enemy.” – Matt Lucas

11. “Whenever you read a cancer booklet or website or whatever, they always list depression among the side effects of cancer. But, in fact, depression is not a side effect of cancer. Depression is a side effect of dying.” – John Green

12. “Depression is like quicksand, the more you try to escape on your own, the deeper you sink. Use the all the support, tools and resources thrown at you from those on the outside.” – Jamie Awtry McClintic

13. “Depression has been called the world's number one public health problem. In fact, depression is so widespread it is considered the common cold of psychiatric disturbances. But there is a grim difference between depression and a cold. Depression can kill you.” – David D. Burns

14. “I am in that temper that if I were under water I would scarcely kick to come to the top.” – John Keats
Deep depression quotes that'll help raise your awareness
15. “Depression is frustrating. It's knowing there's so much to be grateful for and happy about and to enjoy, but you just can't get there.” – Allie Griffin

16. “That is all I want in life: for this pain to seem purposeful.” – Elizabeth Wurtzel

17. “Getting better from depression demands a lifelong commitment. I’ve made that commitment for my life’s sake and for the sake of those who love me.” – Susan Polis Schutz

18. “There is no point treating a depressed person as though she were just feeling sad, saying, 'There now, hang on, you'll get over it.' Sadness is more or less like a head cold, and with patience, it passes. Depression is like cancer.” – Barbara Kingsolver

19. “I waste at least an hour every day lying in bed. Then I waste time pacing. I waste time thinking. I waste time being quiet and not saying anything because I'm afraid I'll stutter.” – Ned Vizzini
Deep depression quotes that'll help raise your awareness
20. “Perhaps the saddest irony of depression is that suicide happens when the patient gets a little better and can again function sufficiently.” – Dick Cavett

21. “Having depression is like being trapped in a really bad thunderstorm. You don't know when it's going to hit, you never know how long it's going to last, and when it finally passes, you're left to survey the damages and pick up the pieces.” – Tiffany Johnson

22. “Depression is when you have lots of love, but no one's taking.” – Douglas Coupland

23. “The broken will always be able to love harder than most because once you’ve been in the dark, you learn to appreciate everything that shines.” – Anonymous

24. “When you feel worried and depressed, consciously form a smile on your face and act upbeat until the happy feeling becomes genuine.” – Jonathan Lockwood Huie
Deep depression quotes that'll help raise your awareness
25. “At times, I feel overwhelmed and my depression leads me into darkness.” – Dorothy Hamill

26. “It does not mean you're broken to have depression and anxiety. I would encourage you to speak out. Don't hold it inside. Talk to friends. Talk to parents. If it's available, go to a therapist.” – Dan Reynolds

27. “Hiding in my room, safe within my womb, I touch no one and no one touches me. I am a rock, I am an island. And a rock feels no pain; And an island never cries.” – Paul Simon

28. “If you are chronically down, it is a lifelong fight to keep from sinking.” – Elizabeth Wurtzel

29. “The only thing more exhausting than being depressed is pretending that you’re not.” – Anonymous

30. “That's the thing about depression: A human being can survive almost anything, as long as she sees the end in sight. But depression is so insidious, and it compounds daily, that it's impossible to ever see the end.” – Elizabeth Wurtzel

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31. “You handle depression in much the same way you handle a tiger.” – R. W. Shepherd

32. “Maybe we all have darkness inside of us and some of us are better at dealing with it than others.” – Jasmine Warga

33. “It's often difficult for those who are lucky enough to have never experienced what true depression is to imagine a life of complete hopelessness, emptiness and fear.” – Susan Polis Schutz

34. “Depression is a prison where you are both the suffering prisoner and the cruel jailer.” – Dorothy Rowe

35. “Depression is the most unpleasant thing I have ever experienced. It is that absence of being able to envisage that you will ever be cheerful again. The absence of hope. That very deadened feeling, which is so very different from feeling sad. Sad hurts but it's a healthy feeling. It is a necessary thing to feel. Depression is very different.” – J.K. Rowling

36. “What they don’t tell you about depression is that sometimes it feels a lot less like sadness and a lot more like the emotional equivalent of watching paint dry.” – Alexis

37. “Having depression is like seeing a rainbow in grayscale.” – Hazel Strickland

38. “There's nothing, repeat, nothing to be ashamed of when you're going through a depression. If you get help, the chances of your licking it are really good. But, you have to get yourself onto a safe path.” – Mike Wallace

39. “When people suffer from depression or anxiety or any sort of pain/mental anguish combo, being able to take the power out of it through laughter is a pretty powerful tool.” – Ruston Kelly

40. “When people don't know exactly what depression is, they can be judgmental.” – Marion Cotillard

41. “I'm tired of trying, sick of crying, I know I've been smiling, but inside I'm dying.” – Anonymous

42. “Mental illness is so much more complicated than any pill that any mortal could invent.” – Elizabeth Wurtzel

43. “If you look at suicides, most of them are connected to depression. And the mental health system just fails them. It's so sad. We know what to do. We just don't do it.” – Rosalynn Carter

44. “Depression is feeling like you've lost something but having no clue when or where you last had it. Then one day you realize what you lost is yourself.” – Anonymous

45. “It’s so difficult to describe depression to someone who’s never been there because it’s not sadness. I know sadness. Sadness is to cry and to feel. But it’s that cold absence of feeling, that hollowed-out feeling.” – J.K. Rowling

46. “It's a bit like walking down a long, dark corridor never knowing when the light will go on.” – Neil Lennon

47. “I saw the world in black and white instead of the vibrant colours and shades I knew existed.” – Katie McGarry

48. “A new study found that people who are depressed have a greater risk of stroke. Well that should cheer them up.” – Jay Leno

49. “Every time you feel depressed about something, try to identify a corresponding negative thought you had just prior to and during the depression. Because these thoughts have actually created your bad mood, by learning to restructure them, you can change your mood.” – David D. Burns

50. “Listen to the people who love you. Believe that they are worth living for even when you don't believe it. Seek out the memories depression takes away and project them into the future. Be brave; be strong. Reason with yourself when you have lost your reason.” – Andrew Solomon

51. “If depression is creeping up and must be faced, learn something about the nature of the beast: You may escape without a mauling.” – Dr. R. W. Shepherd

52. “One of the things so bad about depression is that if you don't have prior awareness, you don't have any idea what hit you.” – Kay Redfield Jamison

53. “Sometimes It's easier to pretend that you don't care, than to admit it's killing you.” – Anonymous

54. “Having depression is being in an abusive relationship with yourself.” – Emily Dotterer

55. “My mental health problems are real and they are valid. I will not judge myself for the bad days when I can barely get out of bed. I will not make myself feel worse because someone else appears to be handling their mental illness better than I am handling mine. Recovery is not a competition.” – Matt Joseph Diaz

56. “If we admit our depression openly and freely, those around us get from it an experience of freedom rather than the depression itself.” – Dr. Rollo May

57. “Depression isn't a war you win. It's a battle you fight every day. You never stop, never get to rest. It's one bloody fray after another.” – Shaun David Hutchinson

58. “Depression is like falling so deep down the rabbit hole you forget what the sky looks like.” – Robin Brodsky Curtin

59. “So you try to think of someone else you're mad at, and the unavoidable answer pops into your little warped brain, everyone.” – Ellen Hopkins

60. “People who fail to use their emotional intelligence skills are more likely to turn to other, less effective means of managing their mood. They are twice as likely to experience anxiety, depression, substance abuse, and even thoughts of suicide.” – Travis Bradberry

61. “You largely constructed your depression. It wasn't given to you. Therefore, you can deconstruct it.” – Albert Ellis

62. “I wonder if that's how darkness wins, by convincing us to trap it inside ourselves, instead of emptying it out. I don't want it to win.” – Jasmine Warga

63. “Depression begins with disappointment. When disappointment festers in our soul, it leads to discouragement.” – Joyce Meyer

64. “No amount of love can cure madness or unblacken one's dark moods. Love can help, it can make the pain more tolerable, but, always, one is beholden to medication that may or may not always work and may or may not be bearable.” – Kay Redfield Jamison

65. “You sometimes think you want to disappear, but all you really want is to be found.” – Anonymous

66. “Try to understand the blackness, lethargy, hopelessness, and loneliness they’re going through. Be there for them when they come through the other side. It’s hard to be a friend to someone who’s depressed, but it is one of the kindest, noblest, and best things you will ever do.” – Stephen Fry

67. “A big part of depression is feeling really lonely, even if you're in a room full of a million people.” – Lilly Singh

68. “Depression, for me, has been a couple of different things. But the first time I felt it, I felt helpless, hopeless, and things I had never felt before. I lost myself and my will to live.” – Ginger Zee

69. “Depression is being colorblind and constantly told how colorful the world is.” – Atticus

70. “People who have never dealt with depression think it's just being sad or being in a bad mood. That's not what depression is for me; it's falling into a state of grayness and numbness.” – Dan Reynolds

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