Do you see these nails that are bitten and torn to shreds. Do you see my hair that is mangled and tangled, it hasn't been washed in days. Do you see this acne on my face, I pick at it till it leaves scars. Do you see the clothes I'm wearing, I bet I haven't changed them in weeks. Do you see this room, I haven't cleaned it in months Do you see my teeth, they bleed because I haven't brushed them in awhile. Do you see I go on binges of eating or not eating, cause I feel guilty. Do you see I go on benders if drinking or smoking. Do you see my eyes and face are red from crying recently. Do you see my texts I never send cause you wouldn't care. Do you see when I say "I'm ok", "I'm fine" that those are just lies. Do you see my smile and laugh, it's mostly fake. Do you see how I sleep all day and wake up and go right back to bed. You don't see but you should.
This list could go on for infinitely. It's signs like this that should be noticed. Depression, anxiety or any mental illness is important for learning the signs. Your story matters just as well as your voice.