Depression. Those who don't have it don't fully understand it. Many of those who have it don't even fully understand it. So I'm making our safe zone. When you feel tiered and listless, this is where you will find support. When you feel hopeless and are forcing yourself to get out of bed, this is where you will find encouragement. When you have doubts about yourself and uncertainty about the future, This is where you will find hope. When you feel like you're a burden and everyone will be better off without you, this is where we'll hold you while you cry. This is where we can all help each other work through our problems and moods and gain the hope and strength to go on another day. "Modern media and stories have made us view problems as a one time things. The hero(you) comes along, a problem arises, the hero figures out how to overcome the problem and happily ever after. the problem is gone, never to return. And that's a load of shit. problems in real life are constant. we battle the same problems on a regular basis. We know how to beat them, we've done it before. but it becomes grinding and soul sapping. We groan when we see the problem again, for though we have done this multiple times before, it still takes all the energy and focus to defeat it. and every time you defeat it, you know it will return again, and it seems futile. But in reality, we only have to live on day at a time. we fight one battle at a time. And it's all the small victories that make us winners. every time we vanquish that problem we are a little stronger and a lot better. The goal is not to defeat the problem once in for all. the goal is to make the problem make down every time it comes around. Life is a journey. The destination the same for all. The longest and fullest of lives belongs to those with the endurance to go on. even if it's one step a day. one foot in front of the other is progress. Even if it's just continuing to breathe. Then breathe. All you have to do is breathe. keep breathing. You are going to be fine. I promise."