Does anyone remember what it’s like not to be depressed/ have depression? I can’t remember and I’m questioning if I ever have had a period of my life without depression.
i remember it when i was young. sometimes i feel like i act childish to try to go back to that
I don’t remember it either
Nope, no idea what being "normal" feels like. My dad was suicidal from the day I was born, so I was immersed in it my whole life it's all I've known.
some days it's hard to remember times when i was happy because depression tended to blend my days together into one muddy mess. other days it feels like it's all i can think about since i want to go back. it can be challenging
not since before middle school and it’s hard to connect with that time. my memory is super fuzzy too but i know i was a happy child
✋Therapist knowledge: Depression erases or blocks times when you've had joy in your life. When my therapist told me this, I was floored. It's like I knew I was happy at times, but I couldn't remember when it happened. Depression wants to be right so it blocks out good memories. Walk through photos or outline events to try and disrupt that.
that reminds me of the movie Inside Out
Sometimes, from when I was really little. All that love and freedom.
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