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Listened to podcast about depression still being stigmatised
How it makes people react and how others don't understand
Those who haven't been through it just think you feel sad all the time but it's often an emptiness, a void, you don't feel anything
You're not angry, sad, afraid, you're just numb, unable to feel anything at all. Walking through life like a zombie.
I go quiet, shrink into myself, stop communicating because I don't know what to say or how to deal with it, don't know how to explain it
And when those who don't experience this or don't/refuse to understand it remains stigmatised, even for all of the outward focus on mental health - people talk a good game but aren't interested when the chips are truly down