Before And After Photos That Show The Real Side Of Depression.

An Imgur user shared what it was like for them to reel back from struggling with severe depression.

Most people know what it's like to feel sad and stressed out over a breakup. But one of the biggest misconceptions about depression is that it's the same as feeling down or bummed out. The hard cold reality is that depression is a silent killer. It's an invisible illness that takes a toll on someone and affects their everyday life. Depression weighs you down to the point that you don't have enough energy to interact with others or even go to work. It might even affect you physically, where you can barely perform daily tasks such as making your bed or cleaning your room. But once you have a strong support system, start going to therapy, and make a few changes here and there, you might finally be ready to take a few steps towards recovery, (if you can call it that!) Now, people are encouraging others with their own stories of how they battled depression and how it all began by cleaning up their bedrooms.

For a while, they could barely do their household chores like tidying up the house and making their bed. Things were spiraling out of control, with their room getting messier and messier. Luckily, something clicked inside and they felt the need to clean up their room. "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," they explained. Finally, the user feels at peace and we can clearly see why.