Depression can be debilitating, but it’s often something many people try to hide. A forced smile or laugh can prevent family and friends from noticing pain, but that can do more harm than good.
Research shows that many people avoid asking for help because they’re afraid of being judged or shamed for their mental health condition. But when you reach out for support, you’ll find that many people will be waiting for you with open arms.
Artist Colleen Butters of Solar-Citrus says it best in the comic below.