So, I won’t lie, son. On the real, I was scrolling through my Facebook News Feed, minding my own business and I came across this post. Basically, Awareness Act published an article back in 2017 about the habits of people with “concealed depression.” Now, it’s no secret that I deal with depression. Shit, I’ve talked about it more than once on this site, man. However, I was still taken aback by how many of the 15 habits applied to me, fam. All in all, I want everyone reading this to see if they also fit the bill, bruh.
Ok, before I continue, I want to list the habits outlined in the article. So, here we go, son:
- The are often quite talented and very expressive.
- They tend to search for purpose.
- Sometimes they make muted cries for help.
- They interpret substances differently.
- They often have a very involved perception of life and death.
- They have strange eating habits.
- They have abnormal sleeping habits.
- They have abandonment issues usually.
- They are professionals at coming up with “cover-up” stories.
- They might have habitual remedies.
- They are always making efforts to seem happy.
- They seek love and acceptance.
- They have trouble shutting off their brains.
- They hurt when other people hurt.
- They always think of the worst-case scenarios.
Now, if I’m being honest, about 11 of those habits apply to me, man. Shit, even when I’m in a “good” space, I still feel the effects of a bunch of these habits, fam. In any case, since I know how my brain operates, I try to be in tune with how I’m feeling, bruh. Real talk, my wife thinks I should still be in therapy right now, son. I mean, even when life is going well, it’s never a bad thing to be proactive about mental health, brethren.
In the end, this post is really for everyone out there. Seriously, how is everybody doing, son? The way I see it, if anything about that article resonates, it’s okay to go see someone, man. Ultimately, we can all benefit from some therapy, fam. Now, I’m not saying that folks need to start taking medication and shit. However, there’s nothing wrong with that either. Frankly, I just want people to take an inventory of themselves and take the necessary steps to be better. At the end of the day, mental health is not a battle that needs to be fought alone. That is all. LC out.