Depression lies. That's what it does. It will say anything and everything. It will take the smallest events and turn them into emotional catastrophes. For someone battling Depression, it takes all that they can to fight the lies.
Depression lies, but it also will make people lie,
"Don't worry about me"
Students work very hard to wear the right mask at school and in front of friends and family so they can keep their scars, emotional and physical, from public view. We have to let them know that they are not alone.
It is important to support friends, family, and our students who are dealing with Depression. Sometimes it is just letting them know you are there for them if they need help.
The school year is coming to an end and teachers are close to burnt out and students are gearing up for the stress that comes with AP Testing and other end of year assessments. Please take a moment to check in on your friends, colleagues and students to make sure they feel supported. We battle Depression every day and knowing our friends and family are there helps us ignore the lies Depression continues to tell.
Hugs and High Fives,
Thanks for the reminder. As we go into Dead Week, with is anything but for most of my college students, I will send out a note of support!ReplyDelete
Such a true and powerful reminder.ReplyDelete
Hear, hear! We too often get caught up in... well, everything. A "slow-down" reminder is good for all. Thanks Nicholas.ReplyDelete
That is a powerful message, and one that I have learned from Jenny Lawson (@thebloggess) among others! She has written eloquently about it in her books and in her blog.ReplyDelete