Depression is not sadness Depression leaves a hole in your chest Depression ***** everything out of you Depression is not having a bad day. A bad day, a bad week, even a bad few months. Depression lingers for years. There are no good moments. Moments of feeling "better" do not ever exist. Depression does not leave. Depression will become your best friend Depression will always be there for you Depression is the tunnel with no light at the end (Or at least, the point of view is) Depression is not hope Depression is not sadness.
Anxiety is not nervousness. Anxiety is the sweat that bubbles to the surface of your palms Anxiety is the clenching of your jaw Anxiety is the shaking of your hands Anxiety is not a few butterflies in your stomach Anxiety removes your stomach Anxiety makes you feel like it is not there. Food is out of the question. Anxiety is dark circles under your eyes for months on end. Anxiety is being over tired. Exhausted. But not being able to sleep. Anxiety builds an Olympic racetrack around every part of your mind. Anxiety then holds the next races there. Day races, night races, races that do not stop. Anxiety is not one panic attack. Or even two. Anxiety is not nervousness.