I know that the title of this one sounds harsh, but sometimes you just have to do it, lol
I have been living with depression for 10 years now, with that came major anxiety and panic disorder, if you have had any of these you know how draining they can be, and you probably have to deal with people that don't understand it at all, or just don't think you can have it.
I have had many people through this time say somethings to me that affected me a lot. I have been told " that you have nothing to be sad about", " Get over it", "Try smiling that will make it go away", " You must be weak if you have depression" That is just some of the things that have been said to me. I will be honest most of these people aren't in my life anymore, as I don't need that kind of negativity around me. I know there are some that just don't understand any of this and that is fine, I am ok with that, it's the ones that are rude or just plain mean with what they say that I tend to not want to be around anymore. When you live with depression, anxiety or have panic attacks, you struggle every day to try and stay as positive as you can, try not to worry about everything and just breathe.
The other thing that I struggle with is sleep, I really don't sleep well. I have nightmares most nights, usually of my Mom passing away over and over again. But also I have a terrible time shutting off my mind, I will think constantly about work, bills, the kids, Rye, something that I need to do the next day or the next week, it really doesn't stop.
With this image I wanted to show what I feel like doing when I am surround by negativity, I really want them to shut up! Even though they may feel like they are helping, generally they aren't, depression and anxiety is not something you can just get over, it's something that you have to work at, and sometimes you will have it the rest of your life, that doesn't mean you are sad all the time, it just means that you will have moments of deep emotions that you have to push through, and that makes you a strong person, not a weak person <3
I really hope you are enjoying all these images so far =)