Depression is one of those things that cannot be explained. But i really think this image does a good job of depicting what you may see in someone that is depressed and what one experiencing depression may feel.
What someone experiencing depression may show:
What someone experiencing depression will feel:
Someone experiencing depression may not be able to verbally experience. They obviously know how they feel, but they may not know how to explain it. Someone does not need to be able to express how they feel in order to have depression. The most important thing is listening and hearing what the person has to share. Sometimes allowing them to write it down may be helpful.
Depression doesn’t always have to lead to suicide, but it can. Know that there is help. You are never alone. There is always someone to help.
A therapist and of course the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255.
Use it. Every single time you need.