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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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English and Spanish are available if you select the option to speak with a national representative. Currently, the 435748 (HELP4U) text messaging service is only available in English.

In 2020, the Helpline received 833,598 calls. This is a 27 percent increase from 2019, when the Helpline received a total of 656,953 calls for the year.

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Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drugs

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Misusing alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs can have both immediate and long-term health effects.

The misuse and abuse of alcohol, tobacco, illicit drugs, and prescription medications affect the health and well-being of millions of Americans. NSDUH estimates allow researchers, clinicians, policymakers, and the general public to better understand and improve the nation’s behavioral health. These reports and detailed tables present estimates from the 2021 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH).



  • Among the 133.1 million current alcohol users aged 12 or older in 2021, 60.0 million people (or 45.1%) were past month binge drinkers. The percentage of people who were past month binge drinkers was highest among young adults aged 18 to 25 (29.2% or 9.8 million people), followed by adults aged 26 or older (22.4% or 49.3 million people), then by adolescents aged 12 to 17 (3.8% or 995,000 people). (2021 NSDUH)
  • Among people aged 12 to 20 in 2021, 15.1% (or 5.9 million people) were past month alcohol users. Estimates of binge alcohol use and heavy alcohol use in the past month among underage people were 8.3% (or 3.2 million people) and 1.6% (or 613,000 people), respectively. (2021 NSDUH)
  • In 2020, 50.0% of people aged 12 or older (or 138.5 million people) used alcohol in the past month (i.e., current alcohol users) (2020 NSDUH)
  • Among the 138.5 million people who were current alcohol users, 61.6 million people (or 44.4%) were classified as binge drinkers and 17.7 million people (28.8% of current binge drinkers and 12.8% of current alcohol users) were classified as heavy drinkers (2020 NSDUH)
  • The percentage of people who were past month binge alcohol users was highest among young adults aged 18 to 25 (31. 4%) compared with 22.9% of adults aged 26 or older and 4.1% of adolescents aged 12 to 17 (2020 NSDUH)
  • Excessive alcohol use can increase a person’s risk of stroke, liver cirrhosis, alcoholic hepatitis, cancer, and other serious health conditions
  • Excessive alcohol use can also lead to risk-taking behavior, including driving while impaired. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that 29 people in the United States die in motor vehicle crashes that involve an alcohol-impaired driver daily


  • STOP Underage Drinking interagency portal - Interagency Coordinating Committee on the Prevention of Underage Drinking
  • Interagency Coordinating Committee on the Prevention of Underage Drinking
  • Talk. They Hear You.
  • Underage Drinking: Myths vs. Facts
  • Talking with your College-Bound Young Adult About Alcohol

Relevant links:

  • National Association of State Alcohol and Drug Abuse Directors
  • Department of Transportation Office of Drug & Alcohol Policy & Compliance
  • Alcohol Policy Information Systems Database (APIS)
  • National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism



  • In 2020, 20. 7% of people aged 12 or older (or 57.3 million people) used nicotine products (i.e., used tobacco products or vaped nicotine) in the past month (2020 NSDUH)
  • Among past month users of nicotine products, nearly two thirds of adolescents aged 12 to 17 (63.1%) vaped nicotine but did not use tobacco products. In contrast, 88.9% of past month nicotine product users aged 26 or older used only tobacco products (2020 NSDUH)
  • Tobacco use is the leading cause of preventable death, often leading to lung cancer, respiratory disorders, heart disease, stroke, and other serious illnesses. The CDC reports that cigarette smoking causes more than 480,000 deaths each year in the United States
  • The CDC’s Office on Smoking and Health reports that more than 16 million Americans are living with a disease caused by smoking cigarettes

Electronic cigarette (e-cigarette) use data:

  • In 2021, 13.2 million people aged 12 or older (or 4.7%) used an e-cigarette or other vaping device to vape nicotine in the past month. The percentage of people who vaped nicotine was highest among young adults aged 18 to 25 (14.1% or 4.7 million people), followed by adolescents aged 12 to 17 (5.2% or 1.4 million people), then by adults aged 26 or older (3.2% or 7.1 million people).
  • Among people aged 12 to 20 in 2021, 11.0% (or 4.3 million people) used tobacco products or used an e-cigarette or other vaping device to vape nicotine in the past month. Among people in this age group, 8.1% (or 3.1 million people) vaped nicotine, 5.4% (or 2.1 million people) used tobacco products, and 3.4% (or 1.3 million people) smoked cigarettes in the past month. (2021 NSDUH)
  • Data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s 2020 National Youth Tobacco Survey. Among both middle and high school students, current use of e-cigarettes declined from 2019 to 2020, reversing previous trends and returning current e-cigarette use to levels similar to those observed in 2018
  • E-cigarettes are not safe for youth, young adults, or pregnant women, especially because they contain nicotine and other chemicals


  • Tips for Teens: Tobacco
  • Tips for Teens: E-cigarettes
  • Implementing Tobacco Cessation Programs in Substance Use Disorder Treatment Settings
  • Synar Amendment Program


  • Truth Initiative
  • FDA Center for Tobacco Products
  • CDC Office on Smoking and Health
  • National Institute on Drug Abuse: Tobacco, Nicotine, and E-Cigarettes
  • National Institute on Drug Abuse: E-Cigarettes



  • Among people aged 12 or older in 2021, 3. 3% (or 9.2 million people) misused opioids (heroin or prescription pain relievers) in the past year. Among the 9.2 million people who misused opioids in the past year, 8.7 million people misused prescription pain relievers compared with 1.1 million people who used heroin. These numbers include 574,000 people who both misused prescription pain relievers and used heroin in the past year. (2021 NSDUH)
  • Among people aged 12 or older in 2020, 3.4% (or 9.5 million people) misused opioids in the past year. Among the 9.5 million people who misused opioids in the past year, 9.3 million people misused prescription pain relievers and 902,000 people used heroin (2020 NSDUH)
  • According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Understanding the Epidemic, an average of 128 Americans die every day from an opioid overdose


  • Medication-Assisted Treatment
  • Opioid Overdose Prevention Toolkit
  • TIP 63: Medications for Opioid Use Disorder
  • Use of Medication-Assisted Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder in Criminal Justice Settings
  • Opioid Use Disorder and Pregnancy
  • Clinical Guidance for Treating Pregnant and Parenting Women With Opioid Use Disorder and Their Infants
  • The Facts about Buprenorphine for Treatment of Opioid Addiction
  • Pregnancy Planning for Women Being Treated for Opioid Use Disorder
  • Tips for Teens: Opioids
  • Rural Opioid Technical Assistance Grants
  • Tribal Opioid Response Grants
  • Provider’s Clinical Support System - Medication Assisted Treatment Grant Program


  • National Institute on Drug Abuse: Opioids
  • National Institute on Drug Abuse: Heroin
  • HHS Prevent Opioid Abuse
  • Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America
  • Addiction Technology Transfer Center (ATTC) Network
  • Prevention Technology Transfer Center (PTTC) Network



  • In 2021, marijuana was the most commonly used illicit drug, with 18. 7% of people aged 12 or older (or 52.5 million people) using it in the past year. The percentage was highest among young adults aged 18 to 25 (35.4% or 11.8 million people), followed by adults aged 26 or older (17.2% or 37.9 million people), then by adolescents aged 12 to 17 (10.5% or 2.7 million people).
  • The percentage of people who used marijuana in the past year was highest among young adults aged 18 to 25 (34.5%) compared with 16.3% of adults aged 26 or older and 10.1% of adolescents aged 12 to 17 (2020 NSDUH)
  • Marijuana can impair judgment and distort perception in the short term and can lead to memory impairment in the long term
  • Marijuana can have significant health effects on youth and pregnant women.


  • Know the Risks of Marijuana
  • Marijuana and Pregnancy
  • Tips for Teens: Marijuana

Relevant links:

  • National Institute on Drug Abuse: Marijuana
  • Addiction Technology Transfer Centers on Marijuana
  • CDC Marijuana and Public Health

Emerging Trends in Substance Misuse:

  • Methamphetamine—In 2019, NSDUH data show that approximately 2 million people used methamphetamine in the past year. Approximately 1 million people had a methamphetamine use disorder, which was higher than the percentage in 2016, but similar to the percentages in 2015 and 2018. The National Institute on Drug Abuse Data shows that overdose death rates involving methamphetamine have quadrupled from 2011 to 2017. Frequent meth use is associated with mood disturbances, hallucinations, and paranoia.
  • Cocaine—In 2019, NSDUH data show an estimated 5.5 million people aged 12 or older were past users of cocaine, including about 778,000 users of crack. The CDC reports that overdose deaths involving have increased by one-third from 2016 to 2017. In the short term, cocaine use can result in increased blood pressure, restlessness, and irritability. In the long term, severe medical complications of cocaine use include heart attacks, seizures, and abdominal pain.
  • Kratom—In 2019, NSDUH data show that about 825,000 people had used Kratom in the past month. Kratom is a tropical plant that grows naturally in Southeast Asia with leaves that can have psychotropic effects by affecting opioid brain receptors. It is currently unregulated and has risk of abuse and dependence. The National Institute on Drug Abuse reports that health effects of Kratom can include nausea, itching, seizures, and hallucinations.


  • Tips for Teens: Methamphetamine
  • Tips for Teens: Cocaine
  • National Institute on Drug Abuse

More SAMHSA publications on substance use prevention and treatment.

Last Updated: 01/05/2023

Depressive quotes - a collection of the best quotes

It is extremely unpleasant to feel empty in the soul, to see only gray colors and not notice all the beauty of the surrounding world. The feeling of emptiness, the lack of desire to do at least something eventually develops into a depressive state. To get out of this state, you need to occupy yourself with something, and since you don’t want to do anything, you get some kind of vicious circle. Depressive quotes.

This state is probably familiar to almost any person. That is why different statuses about depression were invented, which allow you to express your feelings. Read more: Quotes from Harry Potter.

Depressive quotes

Depression is a period of urgent need for happiness.
Olga Zhivikina

Depression is an extremely difficult thing. And not only for those who suffer from it.
Jojo Moyes

Laziness and depression are the signal system that tells you that you are not living your life.
Vladimir Dovgan

Depression is when it is easier to manually unload a brick car than to pick up a telephone receiver.
Vladimir Levy

The depression that once took root in my mind has now grown into riotous flowers. Black. And prickly.
Oksana Robski

The treatment of depression is not in pills, but in wisdom.
Dorothy Rowe

Idleness, sad thoughts and philosophical literature can lead to depression much faster than witchcraft.
Max Frei

Depression is not a crime, but it can plunge a person into an abyss into which even a crime cannot plunge him.
Rebbe Schneersohn

In depression, seemingly incompatible things combine wonderfully. For example: I am not guilty of anything, and this is only my fault.
Julian Barnes

Depression has its charms: you have every right to act like an asshole.
Nick Hornby

Very often we confuse depression with an ordinary melancholy state. Although, in fact, the difference between these two states is huge. People with asthenic syndrome and vegetative-vascular dystonia, or those who have depression every season, are susceptible to depression.

But a slight state of depression can appear even in people who do not complain of any diseases. Melancholia will not entail any serious consequences, especially if a person takes vitamins, spends more time in the fresh air, has enough rest and spends time with loved ones. And let the quotes about depression, about a bad mood, about apathy let you know that being sad is not interesting.

There's only one kind of work that doesn't cause depression, and that's work you don't have to do.
Georges Elgosy

One of the symptoms of depression is a lack of interest in being active.
John Green

Enthusiasm cannot whip a person up for long. There are natural rhythms in all work. A relatively long violation of them leads to an anguish, to depression.
Fazil Iskander

Self-disgust is one of the simplest definitions of depression.
Jonathan Franzen

If you want to be happy, first learn to suffer.
Ivan Turgenev

Our psyches often use depression to get our attention and tell us that there is a lie somewhere deep within us.
James Hollis

Depression is a state when you really want to take your soul, but wherever you take it, it does not like it.
Rinat Valiullin

Depression is the inability to create the future.
Rollo May

Why make yourself depressed while watching TV? This can be done by getting up every morning on the scale.
Max Brooks

Depression is just different in that during it we have no reason to be sad, and at the same time we are sad.
Janusz Leon Wisniewski

Autumn weather is unstable. We have the same unstable mood at this time of the year. Quotes about depression should help to understand that this problem affects many people and that it can be solved. And how to decide - psychologists will tell you. For example, they believe that in order to forget about the blues, you need not just pull yourself together, but be patient, tune in to the positive.

Our body has great adaptive capabilities - you just need to help it. A contrast shower, hiking, exercise, being outdoors, good sleep and proper nutrition will help overcome autumn depression.

Quotes about blues and depression

Sometimes what is called depression is actually a feeling of dissatisfaction caused by exorbitant demands on oneself or the expectation of special, undeserved life blessings.
Mitch Albom

Being depressed is like wearing a weighted vest.
Neil Brennan

When you're tired of everything, you're boring yourself.
Yuri Zarozhny

My schedule for today is a six-hour depression with a bias towards self-flagellation.
Philip Dick

My depression is the fatigue of feelings.
Virginia Woolf

The most effective cure for depression is a boxing gym!
Piotr Kwiatkowski

Until you decide to stop wallowing in misfortune, no medicines and no doctors will help you...
Lady Gaga

Work, work, work again - who said that pills help with depression? Better means of a twenty-hour working day have not yet been invented! When you fall, you are exhausted so that you have no strength to raise your head, and you forget about everything.
Galina Goncharova

It makes no sense to mope. The blues is an activity for elephants and depressed people. And depressed elephants.
Cassandra Clare

The surest way to beat a deepening blues is to do something useful.
Boris Akunin

Good music is the best pill for depression.
Andrey Vavilin

Any depression should be met with a smile. Depression will think you're an idiot and run away.
Robert de Niro

Depression is a puzzle. In the literal and figurative sense of the word. We react to life's troubles, experience stress - severe and sudden, or outwardly insignificant, but very long, and as a result, the capabilities of our brain are depleted. After the weakened brain begins to fall into stress from any nonsense, and its condition worsens further. Ultimately, a vicious circle is obtained.
Andrey Kurpatov

And, of course, we wish that quotes about depression remain quotes, and do not turn into reality.

It is extremely unpleasant to feel emptiness in the soul, to see only gray colors and not notice all the beauty of the surrounding world. The feeling of emptiness, the lack of desire to do at least something eventually develops into a depressive state. To get out of this state, you need to occupy yourself with something, and since you don’t want to do anything, you get some kind of vicious circle.

Probably, such a state is familiar to almost any person. That is why different statuses about depression were invented, which allow you to express your feelings.

Statuses about nostalgia

When there is nostalgia in your soul or you miss someone a lot, statuses about bad mood and depression will do:

Everything passes. Life is running. People are changing. And everything seems to be fine. But sometimes you miss the past so much! For that past life. For those dear people.

Oh God, how much we lost when we stopped writing letters! After all, a telephone conversation cannot be re-read again and again.

Going through past memories in my memory, I'm afraid to meet those that make me longing.

Even if a person important to you is far away now, he is still near if he lives in your heart…

After your departure, only sadness lives in my heart. Loving people don't act like this...

I fell in love with many of your shortcomings, but you couldn't bear my virtues.

When the feeling of emptiness covers my head, sad statuses about depression and loneliness will do:

I feel like I am drowning in the ocean of loneliness. And for the first time in my life, it seems to me that I won’t be able to swim out.

Loneliness is when you clearly hear your clock ticking.

There are times when loneliness becomes a man's best friend, and silence becomes his best friend.

I made a new friend. His name is Loneliness. He does not offend me and is always there.

When you mourn in silence, the mirror doubles your loneliness.

Here are a few more depressive ones that will help you throw out your sadness:

The disadvantage of loneliness is that soon it begins to bring sincere pleasure. And you just stop letting anyone into your life.

I'm not at all afraid of being alone. I already live in a city called Solitude.

I like to spend time with smart interesting people, so the best company for me is myself.

Single people find it unpleasant to hear stories about happy couples. This is unfair. It's like dragging a case of beer to an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting.

Solitude is vital for me.

Loneliness makes you deal with your inner world.

Depression is my new status!!! Her cure is your love!

Depression is when your friends try their best to cheer you up and you don't care.

What is depression? This is when your castles in the air are crumbling.

We're together again, depression and me... I wonder if we'll ever say goodbye?

Sometimes you want to run away from everyone somewhere far, far away, and only he alone will find you and say: "Don't be sad, darling, know that everything will be fine."

Depression is when cheerful music is playing in your player, but you still cry.

Depression is like an unexpected guest. When she comes, don't drive her away. Better yet, invite her to sit down at the table and listen carefully to what she wants to tell.

Statuses about sadness

To convey your own, you can use the statuses about depression and sadness:

The hardest thing in life is to lose the meaning of your existence.

Sometimes the only happiness is the opportunity to mourn.

There are moments when the eyes are dry as a desert, but the ocean is raging in the soul.

I am not crying because I have become weak, but because I have been strong for too long.

Losing love is not as painful as the hopes and dreams associated with it.

Time is said to heal. In fact, we just get used to living with pain.

I look around and see summer, the sun. I look into the soul - I see winter and clouds.

Here are a few more statuses about depression and sadness:

Probably my guardian angel is on sick leave, since he stopped protecting me.

How hard it is to hide your sadness behind a forced fake smile.

I'm tired of living in the rain. Probably time to get used to it.

When there is resentment in the soul, you can use sad statuses about depression and resentment.

Being depressed by criticism is like looking in a distorted mirror and worrying about your own reflection.

If you treat me with love, I will, like the sun, warm you with my rays, but if you offend me, I will be incinerated!

Original statuses about depression and resentment:

It's a shame if your innermost dreams come true for others.

Never take revenge yourself, let fate do it.

Depression never comes alone. Melodramas, novels and sad music come hand in hand with her.

The best way to overcome resentment is to go and eat chocolate.

Stop being offended, make friends with irony.

Statuses for VK about depression

If you are like everyone else, then you don’t exist at all!

To feel happiness is not the goal of your whole life, it is only an indicator of whether you live correctly.

Only close to death can one feel the true taste of life.

If you haven't learned to love, it remains to be friends.

If we go towards each other, then you and I are not on the way.

I often do bad things, but it should be noted that I do them well!

I am often laughed at because I am different from everyone. But I also laugh in response, because I can’t distinguish others from each other.

I'm not angry at all. It's just that no one hugged me for a long time. It's just that no one knows what kind of music plays when I'm sad.

I'm fine, very bad, but definitely fine.

Depression is easy to treat sexually, but do not self-medicate.

Autumn is the time of the year, three months in the calendar. This is the time when they harvest, prepare for the cold winter and feel cold irritation to the Russian mud. Autumn status will help to express elusive feelings for heavy rain and bright dying foliage.

Best quotes

Autumn status about the beauty of nature is a whole layer of poetry, songs, artistic perception.

October, windy, dank, dark - a great time for fairy tales and fireplaces, sweet coffee and hugs of loved ones.

Autumn leaves rustle under your feet, as if you are walking on someone's words.

Only autumn rain resembles crystal. In both of them - a premonition of winter cold.

The fire of autumn leaves causes a desire to bring one's age closer to a wise old age.

When the autumn rain lasts more than a week, you remember Noah and look for a textbook on shipbuilding.

Listen carefully to the raindrops - the stars are trying to get in touch with us.

On the yellow leaves are our failed vacations, on the red ones are burnt dreams.

Silly rain cries over the death of flowers, but it's just autumn.

The rich autumn pours gold on the leaves, and silver rain on the windows.

Cranes and swallows fly away to warmer climes, and we have to go to the office and study. Only statuses about autumn mood express regret about sunny summer and fun holidays.

Autumn is not to blame for spiritual sadness - the culprit can be considered the spring you did not live through.

The beginning of autumn is a sandal on one leg and a boot on the other.

Autumn comes early, punctuality is its fault.

For the woman to whom her beloved opens an umbrella, autumn is a pleasant time.

Wait, autumn, I have nothing to meet winter!

In autumn there is always something leaving, eternal, simple as the wind.

You gather all the fruits of your "creations" like fruits in autumn.

November is the pure twilight of the outgoing year.

Autumn status about love is a confession that never gets old.

Whoever fell in love on the threshold of cold weather is not afraid of any adversity.

Just as children's laughter becomes words over time, so light love grows into a real feeling by autumn.

Under the shadow of fading leaves all oaths of allegiance will fall under the first snow.

Love has its own autumn season, when you forget about kisses and the smell of leather.

Autumn - a weeping bride, from whom they take off their girlish outfit and put on a wedding dress.

A kiss under the first snowflakes is an unforgettable joy of love.

Late love is like late autumn - after it only death.

The autumn mood is full of sadness and sad thoughts. Statuses about the outgoing heat make you think about the meaning of life.

Autumn is like a beautiful death: logs are burning in the oven, the sun goes down earlier, water freezes and trees fall asleep.

The first autumn wind is a delight after a hot summer.

The smell of burning leaves reminds us that we are all perishable, like them.

The taste of the autumn wind is exquisite - ripe apples with the first snow.

Autumn is the time to pay off debts to the past…

Early autumn pretends to be spring, you suddenly believe it and again hope for the best.

Not only leaves fall in autumn, false masks fall from people.

September easily finished the song, we continue to hear sad verses.

You just need to look at the departing light of summer from the right angle. Autumn statuses said with humor come to the rescue. and aphorisms will cheer up any pessimist.

Autumn is a leafy traffic light.

If you cover the roof with condensed milk for the winter, the icicles will be tastier in winter.

This is not the end of summer, but the slow beginning of spring.

Autumn fashion is set by the one who went outside earlier. In the morning we all look out the window, who is dressed like: in a jacket or a raincoat.

There is a time when you want to hug the battery and scold the utilities.

If you get lost in the summer without a compass in the forest, wait for the autumn flight of cranes. They fly south.

At the sweet word "autumn" hands reach for the broom.

Urgently married! Autumn is in the yard, and there is no one to dig potatoes. ..

Autumn... The first socks are blooming on the batteries.

Finally, on September 1, the Internet will work faster - children will learn.

Autumn sadness can be light and pleasant for an intelligent person. If you take a pen and paper, then how many beautiful verses can turn out under the sound of cold rain.

Everyone is flying south, sorry I'm not a bird.

I love autumn, but I feel bad.

Autumn depression is when everyone left you, even the summer went to another country.

Autumn is when life went along a black stripe of failures.

Born to walk on red but forced to walk in suede boots on autumn mud. Read more: Quotes about nature.

Autumn is when you want the sun, but it starts to rain.

I flew south, but crashed without spreading my wings.

In November the heart is covered with a crust of thin ice.

September - a cold, there will be no miracle.

Every year it's autumn and I rehearse the last goodbye.

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 a genetic predisposition, trauma, a side effect of other health conditions, or a completely misunderstood etiology, so don't twist 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."

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.

1. It's like losing the meaning

"Depression is a color-blind person who is constantly told how colorful the world 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

See also

6 subtle signs that you have seasonal depression


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.” – 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 I've ever had. 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." - Michael Phelps


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

much more like the emotional equivalent of watching paint dry." – 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 isn't." – Unknown, Twitter

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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."

- 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 mistress I have ever known - it's no wonder I reciprocate love. " - 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 they have 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." - 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." - 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


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." - 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

Madison Oren / Unsplash.com 9000 9000 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 what depression is all about. 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 is mine. I want to check on him, fall asleep wrapped in his arms and not wake up for a long, long time.” - 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 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.” - 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.

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