- The Neighbourhood (via versteur)
if it’s the sort of thing you would think of when casting a patronus charm then it’s not a waste of time
honestly, this is so important though. at 18, i had been depressed for so long that i was afraid of what would happen if it were to get treatment. “if this part of me goes away, who am i? will i still be the same me?” i was legitimately afraid of getting help for myself. your depression may shape you, but it doesn’t define you.
THIS IS SO FUCKING VALIDATING I CAN’T EVEN.
When your depression goes away, you’re still you. You still have all the good things about you AND all the bad. You just aren’t suffering to be yourself anymore. It’s not a daily struggle to be you. The only thing that’s lost when you get treatment that works for your depression is your depression. And while there is no magic cure and it might be one of the toughest things I’ve had to do, loving myself and living without depression is so beautiful.
this is sosososososo important