Anonymous said:
I'm sorry but it really pisses me of how you think you know everything about depression... Like its so easy to cure.

Hi, anon. My name is Autumn and I have been diagnosed (yes; by an actual doctor in an actual facility, given actual medication) for not only one, two, three, four, but five years. I’m pretty sure I’ve learned and know a whole lot about depression. I’ve had my fair share of lazy days, achy bones, suicidal thoughts, popped pills, and pissed off attitude (just like you; I understand that it sucks) towards others who I thought didn’t know or care to know about how bad my situation was. I still have my prescribed medicine. I don’t take it every day because I don’t have to, but it’s there when I need to take it. I still have those rainy days up inside my head where everything is cold and bleak and unwilling to get through the day. Depression may not be easy cure, but it’s possible to be cured. Not by shots or surgery, but how you look at life. Get out of bed even though you feel like you should hide yourself under the covers. Be kind to others even though you’re not feeling so nice that day. Be there for those who need it, because you’re going to need someone there for you at bad times, and it’s nice to have someone’s back who can have yours. Get out of the house, off the electronics. Go read a good book and smile at whatever corny plot you’re reading about. Take walks and make new friends and do something you would have never done in the first place. 

Depression makes you who you are. You can either take the easy way out — which is to be cold towards others and lazy on days where the sun is shining — or you can get off your ass and fight. It made me who I am today, and I’m proud of that. I’m still getting closer to curing it, but I need to fight. 

So, to end this answer to your false statement, I’d just like to say that if you have depression, I feel for you, and I’m damned sorry, and I hope you understand how important your life is. Don’t stay in bed today, okay? Go do something wild. Laugh and live and smile. The first step to becoming ‘cured’, per say, is to at least try. You don’t have to succeed every time you try, but know how important it is to try. Every time you try, you’re practicing. Practicing doesn’t make perfect, but it makes you. If you try and you practice trying, you’re a fighter. You don’t have to win every time; you don’t have to be a winner. But if you’re the first one to throw a punch at your depression, rather than it being the first one to hit you, you’re one step closer to being cured. It’s going to take a while, but you’re going to get there, and eventually it’s going to end in a K.O. 

You - 1. Depression - 0. (: 

  1. walkinginmygarden said: Autumn, that is so beautifully explained. I love that. I am sorry you have had to fight so hard for so long. I want you to know that just like you said I could always come to you, I want you to know you can always come to me. :) <3
  2. inspirethebeat said: Wow this helped me a lot. I’ve been having a few rough days. Thanks for posting this.
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