The Symptoms of Depression We Never Speak Of

Photo Credit: Amberleigh Storms

There’s this all consuming feeling of hopelessness and it’s nothing more than irrational, because here’s the thing. The symptoms of depression that are never spoken about are the immense actuality of hope and sense of gratitude.

There is hope I’ll get through the hour. There’s hope tomorrow will be better. There’s hope I’ll see the signs before depression swallows me whole again. There’s hope this is the worst it will ever get. There’s hope the tears will come and the pain will ease.

Reporter based in Eastern Iowa. Pro- equality. Anti- AR15. My hobbies include emotional eating, petting cats, hibernating and farming.

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