You ever look at someone and think “damn they are like the happiest person I know!”
Has it ever occurred to you that when they get to the safety of their home that they hide away from anyone else and take a razor to their skin? Cutting over old scars and some two-day-healed ones?
That they just lay in bed and listen to sad and angry music and cry. Do you ever realize that they probably cry themselves to sleep? Or cry to the point that they make themselves physically ill?
Has it ever occurred to you that the person sitting across the table from you laughing hysterically at something someone just said is laughing that hard because that is the only time they have relief from their pain? That when they are alone their thoughts are on the best way to end their life.
Do you ever really think before you speak? Do you joke or off handedly talk about death/depression/self harm? Because, even if it helps you, it might be the last straw for someone else. And when you are their at their funeral thinking “damn…..they were the happiest person I knew…” You’ll realize just how widespread depression is. And you’ll realize how much society is screwing with us by telling us to smile and suck it up and that it’s not okay to show that you’re sad.
If you’re going through a rough time I want you to assume that EVERYONE around you is. Then you’ll be more cautious to what you say. It can make a massive difference for some people.