Life with Depression.  OTToolkit.com. Treatment plans and patient handouts for the OT working with physical disabilities and geriatrics.

Life with Depression. OTToolkit.com. Treatment plans and patient handouts for the OT working with physical disabilities and geriatrics.

"No-one realizes how strong someone with depression has to be just to do daily stuff like shower, brush hair, get out of bed, etc. It's really hard."

"No-one realizes how strong someone with depression has to be just to do daily stuff like shower, brush hair, get out of bed, etc. It's really hard."

Scientifically speaking, nobody needs a reason to be depressed. Depression is when certain chemicals in your brain become extremely unbalanced. You can have a perfect life and still have depression.

Scientifically speaking, nobody needs a reason to be depressed. Depression is when certain chemicals in your brain become extremely unbalanced. You can have a perfect life and still have depression.

Depression isn't always at 3am. Sometimes you're with friends and you're halfway through a laugh.

Depression isn't always at 3am. Sometimes you're with friends and you're halfway through a laugh.

Depression is a mental illness, not a choice. Seriously, why would someone choose to be depressed? Increase awareness and understanding.

Depression is a mental illness, not a choice. Seriously, why would someone choose to be depressed? Increase awareness and understanding.

I've got almost every one of those ongoing... it's hard picking my chin up every morning and forging on, but failure is not an option, so I do it.

I've got almost every one of those ongoing... it's hard picking my chin up every morning and forging on, but failure is not an option, so I do it.

Depression quote: The only thing more exhausting than being depressed is pretending that you're not. www.HealthyPlace.com

Depression quote: The only thing more exhausting than being depressed is pretending that you're not. www.HealthyPlace.com

Trying to explain mental illness to someone who's never experienced it is like trying to explain color to a blind person.

Trying to explain mental illness to someone who's never experienced it is like trying to explain color to a blind person.

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