50+ Heart Touching Depression Quotes

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National Depression Screening Day is observed on October 10, annually.

Following are the quotes about the feeling of depression and inspiring anti-depression slogans with images.

Depression Quotes

“Depression is living in a body that fights to survive, with a mind that tries to die.”

“Depression isn’t just being a bit sad. It’s feeling nothing. It’s not wanting to be alive anymore.”

“She was drowning, but nobody saw her struggle”

“Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.” » Thich Nhat Hanh

“Good humor is a tonic for mind and body. It is the best antidote for anxiety and depression. It is a business asset. It attracts and keep friends. It lightens human burdens. It is the direct route to serenity and contentment.” » Greenville Kleisser

“Having depression is like seeing a rainbow in grayscale.” » Hazel Strickland

“Depression is like falling so deep down the rabbit hole you forget what the sky looks like.” » Robin Brodsky Curtin

“Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved.” » Helen Keller

“I can’t describe what I’m feeling. I’m not happy, and I know that. But I’m also not exactly sad either. I’m just caught right in between all these emotions and I feel so empty.”

“It’s not the feeling of completeness I need, but the feeling of not being empty.”

“There are wounds that never show on the body that are deeper and more hurtful than anything that bleeds.”

“It’s an inability to feel anything at all.” » Miriam McCallum

“Every man has his secret sorrows which the world knows not; and often times we call a man cold when he is only sad.”

“Maybe you have to know the darkness before you can appreciate the light.” » Madeleine L’Engle

“Sometimes it’s heavy… like you’re carrying an elephant. Sometimes it’s dark… you wonder if you’ll ever see light. Sometimes it’s bleak… you wonder if you’ll make it through. And some days there are no words to describe it.” » Tonia Funk Brassell

“Having depression is like being trapped in a really bad thunderstorm. You don’t know when it’s going to hit, you never know how long it’s going to last, and when it finally passes, you’re left to survey the damages and pick up the pieces.” » Tiffany Johnson

“Like you’re trying to swim against the flow… in molasses.” » Alice Evers Sanborn

“It’s like having a bully in your head.” » Nicky Limmer

“When a depressed person shrinks away from your touch it does not mean she is rejecting you. Rather she is protecting you from the foul, destructive evil which she believes is the essence of her being and which she believes can injure you.”

“It’s a bit like walking down a long, dark corridor, never knowing when the light will go on.”

“I want to be happy but something inside me screams that I do not deserve it.”

“Getting better from depression demands a lifelong commitment. I’ve made that commitment for my life’s sake and for the sake of those who love me.” » Susan Polis Schutz

“It’s like a daily guilt trip.” » Tommy Sorg

“Depression has nothing to do with having a bad day or being sad.”

“If you could only sense how important you are to the lives of those you meet; how important you can be to the people you may never even dream of. There is something of yourself that you leave at every meeting with another person.” » Fred Rogers

“It’s like having something heavy sitting on your head all the time.” » Megan Heasley Cutter

“Depression is like living without any of your senses.” » Drew McCaig

“That feeling when you’re not necessarily sad, but you just feel really empty.”

“Depression is having everything you ever wanted and you’re still not happy.” » Beaulieu Mellem

“The greatest degree of inner tranquility comes from the development of love and compassion. The more we care for the happiness of others, the greater is our own sense of well-being.” » Tenzin Gyatso

“Depression is like quicksand — the more you try to escape on your own, the deeper you sink. Use the supports, tools and resources thrown at you from those on the outside.” » Jamie Awtry McClintic

“Depression feels like apathy and shame are your new best friends.” » Julie Riley

“My silence is just another word for my pain.”

“Depression is watching yourself from behind your right shoulder [as you] pretend to live and feel and function.” » Carol Stewart

“It’s like someone unplugged you from the socket of feelings.” » Brenda Sue Hagen

“Sometimes I get so sad. So sad that I completely shut down. I stare blankly at the wall and it doesn’t matter what you say to me. Because in that moment. I don’t exist.”

“Depression is feeling like you’re lost something but having no clue when or where you last had it. Then one day you realize what you lost is yourself.”

“Depression is frustrating. It’s knowing there’s so much to be grateful for and happy about and to enjoy, but you just can’t get there.” » Allie Griffin

“My life is just one constant battle between wanting to be alone, but not wanting to be lonely.”

“There are far, far better things ahead than anything we leave behind.” » C. S. Lewis

“You are allowed to feel messed up and inside out. It doesn’t mean you’re defective – it just means you’re human.”

“Man is fond of counting his troubles, but he does not count his joys. If he counted them up as he ought to, he would see that every lot has enough happiness provided for it.” » Fyodor Dostoevsky

“It’s not always the tears that measure the pain. Sometimes it’s the smile we fake.”

“Sometimes I wonder if I will ever be happy with myself. I worry that if I can’t be happy with myself, then nobody will ever be happy with me.”

“I miss the person I used to be”

“What the caterpillar calls the end of the world, the master calls a butterfly.” » Richard Bach

“Sometimes just the thought of facing the day, feels like broken glass in my soul.”

“I feel like I’m in the ocean with big waves and small waves, just trying to keep my head above water and not drown — but the waves come and go and I’m alone without a life preserver trying to stay afloat.” » Melissa Cote

“The only thing more exhausting than being depressed is pretending that you’re not.”

“It feels like you’ve swallowed a bag of stones. A heavy feeling somewhere between your heart and stomach.” » Kyla Dale

“Depression is like being in a totally round room and looking for a corner to sit in.” » Laura Sloate

“Ring the bells that still can ring. Forget your perfect offering. There is a crack, a crack in everything. That’s how the light gets in.” » Leonard Cohen

“It’s like being in a glass elevator in the middle of a crowded mall; you see everything and would love to join in, but the door won’t open so you can’t.” » Lisa Moore Sherman

“It’s the chance to look inside you, deeper than anyone else, to understand your feelings, to grow spiritually and to be understanding with others because you know what it feels like to be down.” » Maria Barbato-Arabatzis

“I’m exhausted from trying to be stronger than I feel.”

“The worst kind of pain is when you’re smiling just to stop the tears for falling.”

“Keep yourself busy if you want to avoid depression. For me, inactivity is the enemy.” » Matt Lucas

“Depression is like being in a distorted glass prison. It affects your perception of the world and creates an invisible barrier between you and ‘regular’ people.” » Karen Glorsky Epstein

“It’s like being trapped in a state of mind between awake and asleep.” » Bri Marie

“And I knew it was bad when I woke up in the mornings and the only thing I looked forward to was going back to bed.”

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