omg thank you so much <3
this is important
I am not reblogging this because I expect more people to look out for me, baby me, or treat me as if I’m special, at least for those of you who know that I am suffering and have suffered from depression for over a year. I have a therapist, an I have at least one person who cares about what happens to me, so as of right now I’m pretty darn stable.
I want you all to read this so some of you, who may not, can understand how grave depression really is. A lot of people just sit there and think depression is just being really sad - yes, it is that, but it’s so much more. It’s something that people can’t help. It’s actually something going wrong in the brain - you wouldn’t scorn someone because they broke their leg, so you shouldn’t look down on anyone who has depression, or any other mental illness or handicap. If you want to hate people, by all means please hate the people who throw around the term ‘depressed’ like it means nothing. Those people undermine the suffering that millions of people go through everyday, and some lose to.
Even though I’m sorry that a girl passed away from suicide from this - and I know her reasoning as I’ve been there myself - I don’t really want to make a big fuss over one girl, because millions suffer and millions die. If you have a friend, if you are one of them, please reach out to those you need to. I, personally, am here for anyone if they need to talk to someone about depression, or what to do about it.
You can talk to me about anything - about how to get treatment, how much it costs, what it’s like, what my experiences are, what I feel, anything. If you just want someone to listen or to care about you, I’m here. I have only been around in the K-pop fandom for about a year, and I can tell you I have met a staggering amount of people who have depression, or something similar. It’s so alarming. I would say over half the people I’ve met have got something ‘wrong’. So please, no one should be ignoring that there’s people who need help, or that you need help.
I’m here, and I’m sure your friends and family are too :) so yes, this has been my PSA!