16 Powerful Quotes Portraying Life with Depression

It’s heavy—depression. I mean, it weighs you down. And in February 2022, U.S. Census Bureau data showed that nearly one-third of Americans were grappling with symptoms of it.

May’s about mental health, and we’re on a mission to bust stigma through spreading awareness. And today, we’re taking a closer look at depression. Below are sixteen powerful quotes that portray living with the condition.

Trigger warning: These quotes touch on the topic of suicide.

You say youre depressed - 16 Powerful Quotes Portraying Life with Depression

Quote 1: You say you’re ‘depressed’ — all I see is resilience. You are allowed to feel messed up and inside out. It doesn’t mean you’re defective — it just means you’re human. – David Mitchell

depression feels like you dont want to live but you dont want to die. - 16 Powerful Quotes Portraying Life with Depression

Quote 2: What does depression feel like? You don’t want to live, but you don’t want to die. You don’t want to talk to anyone, but you feel very lonely. You wake up in the morning and simply wait for the night to come. – Unknown

Quote 2 And something inside me just broke. - 16 Powerful Quotes Portraying Life with Depression

Quote 3: And something inside me just broke. That’s the only way I could describe it. – Ranata Suzuki

Quote 3 Depression is such a cruel punishment - 16 Powerful Quotes Portraying Life with Depression

Quote 4: Depression is such a cruel punishment. There are no fevers, no rashes, no blood tests to send people scurrying in concern, just the slow erosion of self, as insidious as cancer. And like cancer, it is essentially a solitary experience, a room in hell with only your name on the door. – Unknown

Quote 4 Depression is feeling like youve lost something but having no clue when or where you last had it. - 16 Powerful Quotes Portraying Life with Depression

Quote 5: Depression is feeling like you’ve lost something but having no clue when or where you last had it. Then, one day you realize what you lost was yourself. – Unknown

Quote 5 I wanted to write down exactly how I felt but somehow the paper stayed empty. - 16 Powerful Quotes Portraying Life with Depression

Quote 6: I wanted to write down exactly what I felt, but somehow the paper stayed empty, and I could not have described it any better. – WTM

Quote 6 Nobody ever tells you that emptiness weighs the most. - 16 Powerful Quotes Portraying Life with Depression

Quote 7: Nobody ever tells you that emptiness weighs the most. – Unknown

Quote 7 I dont feel sad. I dont feel anything. - 16 Powerful Quotes Portraying Life with Depression

Quote 8: I don’t feel sad. I don’t feel anything. – Unknown

Depression is a lot like drowning black and white - 16 Powerful Quotes Portraying Life with Depression

Quote 9: Depression is a lot like drowning, except that you can see everyone else around you breathing. – Unknown

Quote 9 I think Im afraid to be happy - 16 Powerful Quotes Portraying Life with Depression

Quote 10: I think I’m afraid to be happy because whenever I get too happy, something bad always happens. – Unknown

Nothing is more depressing black and white 1 - 16 Powerful Quotes Portraying Life with Depression

Quote 11: Nothing is more depressing than having everything and still feeling really sad. – Unknown

Quote 11 Depression is a prison where you are both the suffering prisoner and the cruel jailer. - 16 Powerful Quotes Portraying Life with Depression

Quote 12: Depression is a prison where you are both the suffering prisoner and the cruel jailer. – Dorothy Rowe

The difference between your mind and my mind is this black and white - 16 Powerful Quotes Portraying Life with Depression

Quote 13: The difference between your mind and my mind is this: Your mind wants to keep you alive, and mine wants to kill me. – Unknown

Quote 13 Whats wrong - 16 Powerful Quotes Portraying Life with Depression

Quote 14: What’s wrong? I’m ugly. I’m fat. I’m a failure. I’m depressed. I’m suffering. I hate this world. I hate myself. I’m imperfect. I can’t do anything right. I’m disgusting. I’m just not okay. Nothing, I’m fine. – Unknown

Quote 14 My brother died from depression - 16 Powerful Quotes Portraying Life with Depression

Quote 15: My brother died from depression. He also frequently exercised, had supportive friends/family, was successful in school and work. He had goals that he was constantly reaching—he still completed suicide. People who are depressed are not weak-minded—they are sick – Maddie Rawrk

Quote 15 If you rearrange the letters in depression youll get I pressed on. - 16 Powerful Quotes Portraying Life with Depression

Quote 16: If you rearrange the letters in Depression, you’ll get “I pressed on.” Your current situation is not your final destination. – Unknown

Are you struggling?

If you’re having a hard time, know that there are people out there who care. Reach out to a friend, family member, or seek out a mental health professional.

If you’re in crisis, here are a few resources to help:

If you live in the United States, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-TALK (800-273-8255). They have trained counselors available 24/7. Stop a Suicide Today is another helpful resource.

Befrienders Worldwide and the International Association for Suicide Prevention are two organizations that provide contact information for crisis centers outside of the United States.

Do you know a child who needs help?

Youth Dynamics provides a wide range of wraparound mental health services designed to help kids heal. Contact us online, or give us a call at 1-406-245-6539 to learn more.

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