Many may assume that depression looks like sadness, but that’s only a small snippet of what depression actually looks like. @PoeticHeroin posted a selfie on Twitter, using the #MyDepressionLooksLike hashtag showing that depression can look like nothing at all.

The hashtag picked up steam after @SheSeauxSaditty encouraged Twitter users to share their perspective of depression.

Pretty soon, Twitter gave the hashtag a life of its own by breaking down the characteristics of depression from both the inside and outside.

Depression isn’t always visual.

It’s an internal battle to keep going.

A battle against the stigma of mental health issues in our community.

It can come with feelings of loneliness.



Hiding from those who care.

Because you feel like your burdens are an inconvenience.

But also, this means being super present in other’s lives.

And hoping that your kindness will some day be returned.

If you or someone you know is battling with depression or thoughts of suicide, please call the Suicide Prevention Hotline at 1-800-273-8255. 

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