How I Describe Depression

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This is my take on depression.

How I Describe Depression

It's like one day, you gradually started to lose both your sense of taste and your ability to feel full. And you don't know why, but now everything you eat tastes like bland mashed potatoes and nothing you eat is satisfying. You keep eating because you must eat to live, but the effort that it takes to prepare food is taxing and there is no payoff. You just know it will taste like mashed potatoes. You know you will still be hungry. So you stop bothering with seasonings. Then you stop bothering to use ingredients you used to like. Then you start to wonder what the point of eating is because there is no payoff. You still feel hungry and you're sick of the taste and you don't know if you will ever enjoy food again and you don't know why this is happening.

If someone comes up to you in this scenario and says, well have you tried spicing your food? Using different ingredients? Eating foods you used to love?" It isn't necessarily helpful because the reason you stopped doing all that in the first place is that everything tasted...like mashed..potatoes.

How I Describe Depression

Being mentally ill is just being fed up with your own shit 24/7.

How I Describe Depression

Depression is like trying to feel a potato with another potato. It's not fun and it doesn't work and you just wanna cry. And then people are like GOD why don't you just get a peeler??! And then they hand you ANOTHER freaking potato.

How I Describe Depression

It's this unexplainable sickish feeling where you're not really sick and you don't really have a headache but you just feel wrong and you can't get comfortable or find something that you're really into but you kinda feel too ill to sleep or eat. It's like your body saying "I don't know what I want you to do but this isn't it"

How I Describe Depression

Depression is not being able to take a pill without thinking about overdosing. You can't cross a street without wanting to jump in front of a car. You can't shave without wanting to slit your wrists. You can't walk along high things without wanting to jump. Every moment, every aspect, every vision of your life is changed by your depression and it is killing you. It makes you weak and vulnerable and the thoughts are winning. You're trapped in a brain that hates you.

How I Describe Depression

But sometimes you're so happy and you're like 'wow glad I didn't kill myself 6 months ago.'

Hey. You got yourself.

You pick yourself up.

You catch yourself.

Fuck relying on anyone.

Who got you?

You got you.

How I Describe Depression

To hell with society, who says that everyone is beautiful. But then they say, don't eat, you don't want to get fat.

You don't eat? Anorexic freak.

You don't think you're pretty? Attention seeker.

You think you're pretty? Conceited much?

You're depressed? Attention seeker.

You cut yourself? Still attention seeking.

You can't go on? How much more attention do you want?

Oh..they killed themselves?

OH they were so beautiful!! Society sucks.

How I Describe Depression

You wouldn't yell at yourself for having cancer, right? So don't yell at yourself for being depressed. Be gentle with yourself.

How I Describe Depression

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  • That's very well worded and interesting way to explain it, I absolutely agree and really saw myself in that.. Thank you for the take

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  • Well if you are depressed it could be there are social workers around you.
    I mean people with good advise or know it always better then you do.
    This makes people feeling empty inside and useless. Many people or children I should say sit at home around a table listen to what the other person is saying. But your influence is not allowed and all you are allowed is to listen to the other person. I do not know if you recognise yourself in it but this is in many case the case of depression in a way you are an out sider where your opinion is not important and nobody is interested in and so you lose your creativity. Seek other people that like you for who you are could be an option and know your ideas are good and nice and nothing wrong with.

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  • Nice take although I didn't read it because I might get triggered and then I'll get depressed and then...(censored content because gag might remove it for "suicidal tendencies" )

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  • Best way to describe depression for me is bojack horseman him in the show is just me but i am not rich and famous. But it is the best way i can describe it

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  • amazing take!
    Absolutely loved it
    Thanks for sharing!!😊

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  • Noice.

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  • Thanks for sharing

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  • I have depression

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  • Very well written

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  • This is so true. Thank you.

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  • Been different for me, but I can see it goes certain ways for everyone.

    For me, the focus has been on skepticism and isolation. No family, no friends, no job, no love, just gradually sinking and running out of money until I kill myself. Damned be the asshole to bring me false hope, for I have no will to fight any longer for nothing. Damn worthless example of a human being I am, even after commiting no single crime, lmaooo

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  • I think the best way I can say this is my depression is like being on the outside of the "looking glass."

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