The Smallest Things Can Trigger Depression

As someone who has been depressed for as long as I can remember, I’ve gone through a lot of ups and downs emotionally.

Like any other human being with depression, I have good days, bad days, decent days, and absolutely awful days. I’ve been spending the last few years trying to remain “happier”, especially as things have started to move forward for me a little bit, but the fact of the matter is that depression is something that doesn’t care how good things are going in your life. If it wants to show up, it will show up whenever and wherever it wants to.

So while there are obviously major things that happen that would trigger my depression and send me into bed the entire day, there are also very miniscule and ridiculous things that would as well. So anything from having dealt with abuse most of my life to ridiculous comments on the Internet to absolutely nothing at all. Yes, even just being awake for five minutes and having done nothing at all can trigger a serious episode and keep me in bed.

Some of the things that get me down are things I’m trying to work on not being sensitive over, such as comments on the Internet. Most of the comments that I see are really good, but there are times and certain places where they’re not so good. I don’t like reading them. I try my best to avoid reading comments outside of my own YouTube channel and channels of people that are similar to me as we tend to have the same audience. Every person who works online knows that comments from assholes are a possibility, but it doesn’t mean that it won’t hurt us. 

When it comes to the other things that get me down, it’s stuff that is more private and also more complicated than just simply getting over it. But that doesn’t mean there’s no attempt to try to push the bad feelings away.

To those who do tell depressed people to simply “get over it” should know that it will never be as simple as that. While doing positive small things like taking a walk and watching a good movie might help us out some, it doesn’t solve any of our problems. The chemical imbalance in our brains simply do not care. We already know when silly things are silly, but our brains just don’t care.

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