By Tanya Heasley, Sep 30 2018 06:45PM
The energy it takes to hold anger in can fundamentally effect the brain, eventually causing depression.
It's imperative to encourage others to share their thoughts and feelings, no matter whether they're trivial, justified or other.
To an individual suffering with a mental health issue, they're already in a place of darkness and often feel alone. Let's all #swear to end the stigma attached to 'being emotional', or 'highly sensitive' and allow them to acknowledge their feelings, rather than tell them to pull themselves together, or to get over it. These types of phrases, absolutely does not help those with depression - in fact, it's quite unkind to prevent someone from expressing themselves.
Suppressing emotions, such as anger, creates depression; which ultimately desensitises all emotions, even sadness. For some individuals, they can become numb to emotions. For others, they can appear happy (because they've learnt this is socially required), but inside they feel isolated and alone.
So again, be a little more compassionate to those with depression and give them your #timetotalk