What I Wish My Friends Knew

Vix xxx

  1. Madeleine

    February 1st, 2017 at 06:23

    So familiar. I really struggle to tell people how I feel, to stop them from saying ‘we all have bad days’, yes, we do, but mine are treated with drugs.

  2. Haze

    February 1st, 2017 at 09:47

    I think it’s amazing that you are speaking out about this. This post is so well written, too.

  3. Dana

    February 1st, 2017 at 17:25

    I have so much respect for you for sharing this, its so beautifully written as well and i wish i could do the same <3

    Dana xxx

  4. Kirsty

    February 1st, 2017 at 17:31

    That numbness feeling you describe is my biggest struggle. The worst thing about feeling apathetic is it doesn’t necessarily mean that I’m sad – so people find it harder to grasp. Like, what do you mean you can’t do anything? Why not? Why do you feel empty?

    Argh. I hate all the questions because I have no answers damn it x

  5. last year's girl

    February 1st, 2017 at 18:42

    You’re another one I need to recommend season 2 of You’re The Worst to. It captures exactly this, in the best way I’ve ever seen on screen.

  6. Ampy Dhillon

    February 1st, 2017 at 22:40

    This is amazing you are amazing in my 48 years I have never been able to explain and you have just done it! Xxxxx

  7. Tor

    February 2nd, 2017 at 17:37

    This whole post is me but the bad day and the can’t be arsed, I find those the hardest to deal with or to get people to understand.

  8. Lucy

    February 3rd, 2017 at 08:13

    Amazingly written. The point about energy and brain space rings so true. When I was younger, I suffered quite badly from depression but luckily I responded really well to counselling (I went for about 4 years and had a brilliant counsellor) and it really helped change my thought patterns which were exacerbating my symptoms. It can definitely come and go though and on those days, I just can’t find the energy to do anything xxx
    Lucy @ La Lingua | Life, Travel, Italy

  9. Julie

    February 3rd, 2017 at 22:21

    I loved your post, even though it made me quite emotional. I battled depression in my twenties and that was so hard as people kept saying ‘but you have everything to be happy’ which was true. I just could not explain it. I cried all the time, I wanted to curl up in a corner of my room in the dark, I didn’t want to go out, I did not want to answer the phone…for anyone who has not personally experienced it, it can be a real challenge to understand what that means. Thankfully, with lots and lots of help I started digging, digging hard to try to work out why I felt to unwell and little by little, life started to become more bearable. There shouldn’t be this inevitable feeling that this will last forever even though when you are in the thick of it, this may be how you feel it. Thanks for your honest and brave post. Julie x

    http://www.jafinthebox.wordpress.com

  10. MarĂ­a

    February 6th, 2017 at 08:54

    This post resonates so much with me… I battled a chemical depression a couple of years ago and I managed to get out of the massive whole I was in, but I feel like I’ll never be the same. I’ll never forget the feeling of not being able to get up (also exaggerated by the pills I had to take which made me extremely sleepy).
    Thank you for this post! I will be sure to bookmark and share this with my friends and family.

  11. Ms London

    February 6th, 2017 at 11:38

    Agree with everything you’ve written, well done for being so open and honest.

    I read a book that has helped me no end with trying to ‘train my thoughts’ and it really helped me when I was going through a very low period:

    The Happiness Trap – Russ Harris

    I do find mindfulness and more importantly trying to live in the now helps, but perhaps not in the midst of depression as that’s a whole other ball game, but perhaps as general coping techniques xx

  12. Born to Blend

    February 6th, 2017 at 21:57

    Such an inspiring post and so well written! Thank you for sharing.
    Jenny x

    http://www.borntoblend.co.uk

  13. Ela

    February 20th, 2017 at 07:42

    I suffer from depression as well, and I’m taking meds + therapy. They really have helped me to feel better, to make me feel alive again. Thank you for this post, it really resonated with me.

  14. Mike

    February 23rd, 2017 at 13:00

    I associate with a lot of what you have spoken about. I’ve definitely over simplified it when talking to other people too.

    Thanks for writing

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