19 Things Everyone Needs To Understand About People On Anti-Depressants

1. We are not crazy.

For starters, we're not crazy!

 

2. Not all of us are the same.

Not everyone who takes antidepressants is the same.

 

3. It’s not easy to make the decision to take anti-depressants int he first place.

For many of us, the decision to take antidepressants isn't an easy one.

 

4. Anti-depressants do not magically cure our depression.

Just because we take antidepressants, doesn't mean our depression is magically cured.

 

5. Some anti-depressants even make us feel worse.

In fact, sometimes antidepressants can make us feel worse.

 

6. That’s why it takes time to find the right medication.

That's why finding the right medication is crucial, however, sometimes it takes time.

 

7. We know you may be trying to help but saying “Just stop being depressed” and “This is probably just a phase” can make us feel worse.

While you may be trying to help, saying things like "Just stop being depressed" and "This is probably just a phase" can make us feel worse.

 

8. Some days, even the simplest of tasks can overwhelm us.

We sometimes have days where even the simplest tasks can seem overwhelming.

 

9. The side effects of the medications can be hard to deal with, especially when we start a new one.

The side-effects of anti-depressants can be hard to deal with, especially in the beginning.

 

10. We want our depression to go away just as much as you do, but it’s not that easy.

We want our depression to go away just as much as our friends and loved ones, but it's not that easy.

 

11. Sometimes we can feel all alone, we need your support the most in these times.

Sometimes depression can make us feel like we are all alone. These are the times when your support matters the most.

 

12. We can’t just “Snap out of it.”

No, we can't just "snap out of it".

 

13. Depression is not the same as being sad.

Depression and sadness are not the same thing.

 

14. Anti-depressants can lower our sex drive.

Antidepressants can lower our sex drive.

 

15. There are good days and bad days.

There are highs and lows; good days and bad.

 

16. We don’t always want to talk about how we take anti-depressants.

We don't always want to talk about the fact that we're taking antidepressants.

 

17. Although our recovery may take a while, we won’t be depressed forever.

We will not be depressed forever, but our recovery can take a while.

 

18. You don’t always have to find “the right thing to say,” sometimes just being there for us is enough.

Don't worry about saying the "right thing" to us. Sometimes just being there and supporting us is enough.

 

19. Thank you for your love and support, for your kindness and patience, it means everything to us. Keep it up!

Your love and support means everything. Thank you for your kindness and patience! Keep it up!

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