When you’re struggling with depression, most of the time, you know. The problem is, those around you may not. That’s because many of the symptoms of depression are “invisible.” So when depression appears to you, others may still think you’re “fine.”
That’s why we asked our Mighty mental health community to tell us things they’ve said to others that were actually code for: “I’m depressed.” Because sometimes reaching out when you’re struggling with an invisible illness like depression means making sure others notice what’s not invisible to you.
Here is what they had to say:
1. “I don’t feel well.”
“It is such a simple and vague statement but can hide so much behind it. I say this when I’m not entirely sure of what I’m feeling, but know my depression and anxietyare acting up worse than usual or if my brain is attacking me. It is so much simpler to say I’m not feeling well than trying to explain everything else going on.” …