Depression is not a sign of weakness, it is a sign that you have been trying to be strong for too long

Posted on April 30, 2010

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Depression is not a sign of weakness, it is a sign that you have been trying to be strong for too long. Put this as your status if you or someone you know has or has had depression. Most people won’t, but it’s mental health week and 1 in 3 of us will suffer from a mental illness at some point in our lives. Show your support.

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Here’s an Open note from the wise Ongkie, it does help out to put perspective to what most of us are going through right now.

dear _____,

if you don’t know what you’re doing to someone else, find out. and if you know it’s hurting them, do something to stop it. it will come back to haunt you far sooner than you think unless you do something about it now.

making yourself miserable and pining is not going to resolve any issues. neither is looking towards darkness.

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detachment and letting go are not the same thing. but achieving either one takes courage. and i know that you have it in you, and i hope you seek it out soon.

if something is progressively destroying your soul piece by piece, it’s probably not very good for you – and it’s in your best interests to loosen your grip on it.

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guilt, pity or loneliness are all inadequate reasons to cling to tenterhooks.

don’t feel bad for not knowing your precise direction. it is an everyday struggle, and you are brave for holding your head high, smiling and following your passion.


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and yes. i am quite aware that this is all advice that i need to take in my own every day.

that’s why i started by writing about it.

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