A photo shared on Imgur has shown a particularly tough side of depression that people don’t always see.
Depression can affect people in many different ways, and Imgur user toofuckingbusyandviceversa has illustrated just how difficult it can be to perform simple day-to-day tasks sometimes.
They shared a photo of their room filled with empty plastic bottles, clothes and scraps of paper, and explained that the mess slowly got worse over time as they battled with their severe depression.
I suffer from severe depression and have a really hard time with cleaning and doing other kinds of household work. My room has been this messy for several months beacause I can’t push myself to take care of it. But this Friday I decided to finally do it!
They then posted a photo showing their room three days later, after pushing themselves to make a change.
The user wrote:
I know it’s not a big victory, but for me it means the world to just be able to have my door open if people come over. I feel so at peace right now, just wanted to share with all of you wonderful Imgurians!