With A Photo, This Girl Gives A Valuable Lesson On What Depression Really Is

With A Photo, This Girl Gives A Valuable Lesson On What Depression Really Is
With A Photo, This Girl Gives A Valuable Lesson On What Depression Really Is
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It is not a taboo that depression can turn the simplest and most daily activities into a real challenge impossible to carry out. It is not a simple sadness or state of melancholy, when you suffer from depression, things as routine as getting out of bed, washing your hair, combing your hair and brushing your teeth, among other activities that we do every day, become a gigantic task. This happened to Katelyn Marie Todd, who suffers from the disease.

To prove it, and perhaps to raise awareness and show her fight to beat the disease, Katelyn uploaded a post to her Facebook account showing the ravages of depression. Katelyn's photo is very simple, since she appears brushing her hair. And that is precisely what is extraordinary: that the simple act of combing is extremely difficult. The image in which Katelyn offers a valuable lesson on what depression really is in just two days has garnered 160,000 likes, has more than 16,300 comments, and has been shared more than 237,000 times.

“Today I have brushed my hair. For the first time in four weeks. He was crushed and in trouble. It broke and ripped with every brush stroke. I cried when I washed it and put the conditioner on because I had forgotten what it felt like to run my fingers through it. I have also brushed my teeth for the first time in a week. My gums have bled. The water was red. I've also cried about it. When I got out of the shower, I couldn't stop sniffing my hair and arms. I have avoided hugging people for a while because I never smell good. I always smell like I've been in bed for a week. I don't have clean clothes because I'm too tired and sad to wash it.

Depression is not pretty. Depression is about poor hygiene, dirty dishes, and a sore body from so much sleep. Depression is having three friends who only stay by your side because they have patience and love as saints. Depression is crying until you have no more tears, until you are dry and sobbing until the next breath. Depression is staring at the ceiling until your eyes are burning because you forgot to blink. Depression is when your family cries because they think you no longer love them when you are distant and distracted. Depression is somatic as well as emotional, an emptiness that you can feel physically.

Please make it easy for your friends and family who are having trouble finding the energy to clean, go out and take care of themselves. And please, please take them seriously if they want to talk to you. We are trying. I swear we are trying. You see? Today I have brushed my hair.

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