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SAMHSA’s National Helpline, 1-800-662-HELP (4357) (also known as the Treatment Referral Routing Service), or TTY: 1-800-487-4889 is a confidential, free, 24-hour-a-day, 365-day-a-year, information service, in English and Spanish, for individuals and family members facing mental and/or substance use disorders. This service provides referrals to local treatment facilities, support groups, and community-based organizations.

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Quotes from the book “Say NO to depression!”. Universal Rules" by Andrey Kurpatov📚 - the best aphorisms, sayings and catchphrases - MyBook.

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depression is not just a low mood, but a state of a person, his brain and psyche, in which his very mood turns out to be sick. nine0003

April 15, 2019


Any action, any act committed by a person contrary to his instinct for self-preservation, putting his life at risk, is a manifestation of the disease, and this disease has no other name - it is depression.

February 2, 2019


Firstly, it should be noted that we are obsessed with one problem, that it does not give us rest, that we only think about this one thing for days on end. Secondly, one cannot do without the desire to stop this disgrace. nine0003

January 12, 2016


Some people experience depression after a mental breakdown caused by severe mental trauma, others due to a genetic predisposition, and others due to chronic stress.

November 30, 2015


Giving yourself the right to make mistakes is the most important condition for getting out of depression, and the condition, you see, is absolutely fair!

August 10, 2018


Learn to downplay rather than exaggerate your problems. For our psyche, which itself does not understand anything in this matter, it is better to hear that the problem is trifling than gigantic. And instead of thinking: "My life has no meaning" - think that your problems are deprived of it. If we can devalue our own lives so easily, why don't we redirect our accusatory sting and devalue the issues that devalue our lives?0003

Auto-aggressive behavior is, simply put, aggression directed by a person against himself.

May 12, 2019


A person suffering from depression lives in another world, in another dimension, on his planet there is no faith, no hope, no love.

April 26, 2020


One simple renaming of our “problems” into “difficulties” and “tasks” can make a difference!

December 18, 2018


Revealing our depressive "explanations" involving flight, and forming in ourselves explanations that, on the contrary, will motivate us to be active and productive, is the key to success.

July 31, 2018



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35 quotes about depression that can help you finally calm down (and understand that you are not alone)

Statements of people who have understood what depression is on their own

The word "depression" is familiar to every modern person. Some believe that those who suffer from foolishness and only want to attract increased attention to themselves suffer from this. However, everything is far from being so primitive.

According to Hannah Simmons, Ph.D., a clinical psychologist and therapist in Denver, Colorado, this mental illness can be caused by genetic predisposition, trauma, a side effect of other health conditions, or a completely misunderstood etiology, so don't twist it. finger to the temple when someone says they are depressed. Believe me, this is not a whim and not a fool. Everything is much more serious. What's more, as Hannah Simmons says, "Depression doesn't cure itself and there is no 'cure', which is why ongoing treatment is so important." nine0003

How to help someone who has fallen into this state and cannot get out of it? First of all, seek help from a specialist who will prescribe adequate treatment. Plus, you should change your lifestyle: walk more (by the way, health and psychology experts say that walking is one of the best exercises), get enough sleep, meditate . ..

Well, read quotes about depression to understand what people are experiencing, under her yoke. And for those who know firsthand what it is, these statements may give strength in the fight against longing and indifference. The main thing, although it is not easy, is to try not to give up, but to climb with all your might from the quagmire of darkness to the light of life. Because if others can, then you can too. nine0003

1. It's like losing the meaning

"Depression is a color blind person who is constantly told what a colorful world it is." - Atticus Poetry

2. Sometimes it's numbness, not sadness

“People who have never experienced depression think it's just sadness or a bad mood. For me, it's not depression; it is falling into a state of dullness and stupor. - Dan Reynolds, Imagine Dragons

3. If you can't trust yourself, trust your loved ones

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“Listen to the people who love you. Believe that they are worth living for, even if you don't believe it. Find the memories that depression takes away and project them into the future. Be brave; stay strong; take your pills. Exercise because it's good for you, even if each step weighs a thousand pounds. Eat when food disgusts you. Think to yourself when you've lost your mind." - Andrew Solomon

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4. Losing yourself is the worst thing

where was the last time. And one day you realize that you have lost yourself. - Unknown

5. Nothing glamorous about it

"Depression is melancholy without its charm." – Susan Sontag

6. Never Forget: You are a survivor

“In my opinion, living with a manic depressive illness is a huge challenge. Not much different from a tour of Afghanistan (although the bombs and bullets in this case fly from within). Bipolar disorder can be an all-consuming ordeal at times, requiring a lot of endurance and even more courage, so if you're living with the condition and functioning at all, it's something to be proud of, not ashamed of. They should give out medals along with a steady stream of drugs.” nine0177 – Carrie Fisher

7. It becomes a way to move around the world

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“The hardest thing about depression is that it is addictive. You start to feel uncomfortable when you don't get depressed. You feel guilty about feeling happy.” - Pete Wentz

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8. Drop the fake smile

“Depression is when your body says, “I don't want to be this character anymore. It's too much for me. You should think of the word "depression" as "deep peace." Your body needs depression. He needs a deep break from the character you were trying to play." – Jim Carrey

9. Even Olympians get depressed

“I think after every Olympics I've been deeply depressed, and after 2012 it was probably the hardest fall for me. I no longer wanted to play sports. I didn't want to be alive anymore. I think people are finally realizing that [depression] is real. People are talking about it and I think it's the only way to make a difference." nine0177 - Michael Phelps

10. Depression isolates you from loved ones

"A lot of depression is feeling alone, even if you're in a room full of a million people." - Lilly Singh

11. Magic medicine!

“Whenever someone tells me, “Just be happy,” I want to shout, “Oh hey, the depression is gone! Why didn't I think of it? But usually I just roll my eyes." – Unknown

12. Depression is not the same as sadness

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“Depression is hard to describe for someone who has never been there, because it's not sadness. I know sadness. Sadness is crying and feeling. But that cold lack of feeling is really a devastated feeling.” - J.K. Rowling

13. At least with paint you feel like you've achieved something

"What they don't tell you about depression is that sometimes it's a lot less like sadness and much more like the emotional equivalent of watching paint dry." nine0177 – Alexis, Tumblr

14. The real fear of depression isn’t about dying, it’s about living with yourself forever

really all of me." - Elisabeth Wurtzel, writer

15. Now turn that frown upside down... even if it means standing on your head

"The only thing more tiring than depression is pretending it's not." nine0177 – Unknown, Twitter

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Everyone Has Their Medicine

“Sometimes I just think depression is it's one way to deal with the world. For example, some people get drunk, some people take drugs, some get depressed. Because there's so much going on around you that you have to do something to deal with it." nine0177 - Ned Vizzini, writer

17. Hope gives meaning to your pain

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all that shines." - Unknown, Twitter

18. But will depression help you?

"In addition to my many other acquaintances, I have another close confidant ... My depression is the most faithful lover I have ever known - it is not surprising that I reciprocate love." nine0177 - Søren Kierkegaard, Philosopher

19. Legitimate Question

"Before diagnosing depression or low self-esteem, first make sure you're not just surrounded by **holes." – @Debyhope Twitter

20. Well that's depressing

“Our generation didn't have the Great War or the Great Depression. Our war is spiritual. Our depression is our life." - Chuck Palahniuk, writer

21. If you can't survive tomorrow, just survive today

“Regarding depression: a person can go through almost anything as long as he has the end in sight. But depression is so insidious and getting worse every day that it's impossible to ever see an end. The fog is like a cage without a key." - Elisabeth Wurtzel, writer

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22. Repeat after me:

“My mental health problems are real. I won't blame myself for the bad days when I can barely get out of bed. I will not make myself feel worse because someone else is coping better with their mental illness than I am coping with mine. Recovery is not a competition." nine0177 - Matt Joseph Diaz

23. Just keep swimming

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up." - John Keats, Poet

24. Sometimes Annoying People Are Right

"To those who struggle with anxiety, OCD, depression: I know it's insanely annoying when people tell you to exercise and it took me about 16 years medical treatment to listen. I'm glad I did. It's not about the ass, it's about the brain." nine0177 - Lena Dunham, American actress

25. This question? Again? Really?

“If you know someone who is depressed, please never ask why. Depression is not a direct reaction to a bad situation; depression is just there, like the weather.” - Stephen Fry, Writer

26. Explanation is tedious

“It is very difficult to explain to people who have never experienced major depression or anxiety the incessant intensity of it. There is no switch here." nine0177 - Matt Haig, writer

27. How can I get depressed? Look at me

“Being sad and being depressed are two different things. Also, people who are depressed don't look like that, while someone who is sad will look sad. The most common reaction is: “How can you be depressed? You have everything you need. You are the number one supposed heroine, you have a fancy house, a car, movies… What else do you want?” – Deepika Padukone, Indian actress

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28. Hold on to this hope: you can recover from depression

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depression requires a lifelong commitment. I made this commitment for the sake of my life and for the sake of those who love me.” - Susan Polis Schutz, poet

29. So whatever you do, just keep fighting

"Depression is like a war: you either win or you die." – Unknown

30. Hello darkness, my old friend…

“Because that's the nature of depression. When I feel it deeply, I don't want to let it go. It becomes a comfort. I want to take shelter under its weight and breathe it into my lungs. I want to cherish it, grow it, cultivate it. It's mine. I want to check on him, fall asleep wrapped in his arms and not wake up for a long, long time.” nine0177 - Stephanie Perkins, writer

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31. My heart hurts, not my head

physical, but it is more common and, moreover, it is more difficult to bear. Frequent attempts to hide heartache increase the burden: it is easier to say, “I have a toothache,” than to say, “My heart is broken.” - K.S. Lewis, writer

32. It's high time to get rid of the stigmatization of depression

“Whether the disease affects your heart, hand or brain, it's still a disease, and there should be no difference. We would never tell a man with a broken leg that he should stop floundering and pull himself together. We do not consider taking medication for an ear infection something shameful. We should not treat mental illness in any other way. Instead, we must make it clear that getting help is not a sign of weakness, but a sign of strength, and we must ensure that people can get the treatment they need.” nine0177 - Michelle Obama, former First Lady of the United States

33. #7th century wisdom

“If you're depressed, you're living in the past. If you are worried, then you are living in the future. If you are calm, you live in the present.” - Lao Tzu, philosopher

34. The sun always comes out sooner or later

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“The sun stopped shining for me, that's all. The whole story is this: I'm sad. I am sad all the time, and this sadness is so heavy that I cannot get rid of it. Never".

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