I have several friends at all different ages suffering from anxiety and depression in this world on sensory overload. They are each the most beautiful, bright, creative individuals I know (each in their very own special way). Several on the West Coast I can’t get to and so all I can do is uplift from afar. Is this you? Is this someone you know? Take time as often as possible to let them know they are loved unconditionally and daily….even if you can’t get to them. You make a difference in their lives and they in ours. Thank you Mighty contributor Annie Wright who this calls “high-functioning depression”
Namaste, The Queen Cronista…
HIGH FUNCTIONING DEPRESSION:
Constant self-doubt. Inability to rest. Seeking perfection. Although these things don’t sound like “classic” symptoms of depression, they can be part of what psychotherapist and Mighty contributor Annie Wright calls “high-functioning depression” — an often hidden side of depression we don’t talk about enough.
Although it’s not an “official” diagnosis, it is a way to describe a certain type of depression that doesn’t seem like depression, so it easily goes unnoticed. If you can relate to her piece about the signs of high-functioning depression, know you don’t have to wait until you’re “bad enough” to get help.
Everyone deserves help, no matter what, and no matter how “functioning” you appear to be.
Whatever you’re doing this week, be gentle with yourself.
You don’t have to go through this alone.
Take care of yourself,