Depression isn't a game; it's peoples lives..
So I found this great article that lists celebrities that openly speak out about their depression. Its something I have suffered with for years since I was attacked at the age of 19. Actress Gabrielle Union (who starred in bad boys 2) also was attacked at the age of 19. Celebrities such as Kristen Bell (Veronica Mars), Heath Ledger, Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston and lady gaga have suffered from mental illness at some point in their lives.
Last night I felt extremely low so I did the strangest thing that I thought would help and not be destructive or dangerous to my health. I decided to drink a very sweet drink that I believed would give me a sugar rush and uplift me! It actually managed to knock me out and make me fall asleep, which is strange because I thought I had insomnia.
Anyway, I believed to a certain point that depression wasn't something that was within my control; but, little did I know it actually was to some extent. I realised that depression contrasts strongly to the idea of happiness, therefore if I am happy I won't be so depressed. But admittedly its a lot easier in thought than in reality. Just because one is depressed doesn't mean someone can just revert back to their ordinary self.
Speaking of reverting back to myself, I thought it may have been something that was impossible at the time, but little did I know time was a healer. It allowed me to remember what I used to do to make me happy. Small things like painting, writing poetry, spending time with my family or something as simple as going for a walk.
I just want those who are suffering with depression to know that it is possible to bounce back from it, no matter how impossible or difficult it seems. There are many different means of help and support such as professional support that one can take. It is something that you do not have to be ashamed of. Although it may be daunting, it is possible to beat this depression: you have to be ready to fight it.
Below is a link to the website I came across when I was looking for ways I could overcome depression. I also wanted to see what Celebrities suffer from it. I couldn't believe some of the stories I read. Some phenomenal, yet scary. But at the same time this was reassuring to me, I felt less alone:
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