It’s no secret that depression is not the easiest thing to put into words.
Identifying your feelings can be hard enough, let alone navigating how to articulate those feelings to someone else. There is always hope for a brighter day, but the reality of it is that more often than not, freedom from depression can seem completely out of reach.
Writer Craig Stone took to Twitter this weekend with a real-life encouragement to anyone who’s ever been in the thick of depression.
He posted a picture of his young son standing in front of a random park bench. But for Craig, there was nothing random about this setup.
“See that bench. 8yrs ago I sat on it thinking about throwing myself off Blackfriars Bridge,” he wrote. “Today, I took this pic of my son. Tomorrow might be the same. But it might also be brighter. It might even bring unimaginable brilliance. Hang in there. Love is always coming.”
See that bench. 8yrs ago I sat on it thinking about throwing myself off Blackfriars Bridge. Today, I took this pic of my son. Tomorrow might be the same. But it might also be brighter. It might even bring unimaginable brilliance. Hang in there. Love is always coming. #depression pic.twitter.com/91mYk9hvEo
— Craig Stone (@craigstone_) November 19, 2017
Even in the thickest moments of depression, there is always hope for a brighter future. Craig didn’t see it eight years ago. He couldn’t feel it or touch it, but that hope is what led him to this photo today.
May his powerful perspective bring hope to your own journey with depression, and serve as a reminder that “love is always coming.”