20+ Things You Don’t Realize You’re Doing Because Of Your Depression


“Being angry, mean or rude to people I love without realizing it in the moment. I realize my actions and words later and feel awful that I had taken out my anger on people who don’t deserve it.”


“For me, specifically the things I wish people would realize are due to my depression are my apparent ‘laziness,’ virtually not keeping in touch with anyone, bad personal hygiene, and extremely bad reactions to seemingly trivial things.”


“Neglecting to do basic things like laundry, not wanting to cook a meal or eat. They think I’m being lazy.”


“When I reach out when I’m depressed its cause I am wanting to have someone to tell me I’m not alone. Not ’cause I want attention.”


“I don’t talk much in large groups of people, especially when I first meet them. I withdraw because of my anxiety and depression. People think I am ‘stuck up’. I’m actually scared out of my mind worrying that they don’t like me, or that they think I’m crazy or stupid, by just looking at me.”


“Not having a job and physically not being able to even look for one after all the rejection.”