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#TheWorstPartOfDepressionIs Exposes What It's Really Like To Have A Mental Illness

A powerful hashtag reveals the uncensored truth behind depression.

Twitter is encouraging conversation about mental health thanks to a new trending hashtag, #TheWorstPartOfDepressionIs, started by a blogger named Amanda. In the tweets, people share their personal stories about the disease while debunking myths about depression. The hashtag also explains what's OK and not OK to say to someone who's living with mental illness.

Read a handful of their powerful thoughts and experiences below.

If you or someone you know is dealing with depression, there are ways to get help. Find resources, tips, and immediate help at Half of Us or call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK.


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