I have depression and anxiety. I have spent a good amount of time trying to explain it, however, I am done. I am not explaining anymore. I have always been a huge advocate for mental health but when you speak to uncaring ears, whats the point in the first place?

I don't have to explain why a diabetic needs glucose or insulin. You explain it, "Oh I get it" and everyone jumps on board to help and understand. Why id that so hard for mental illness? You can see it or smell it, therefore it doesn't exist?

Its in my head 24/7 sometimes feels like 25/8. How do I get someone to understand? LISTEN to the person. No one is asking to understand their deepest darkest place, just be willing to jump on board and read a damn book or a fucking pamphlet even.

I don't even know why I am writing this.