What some people do not understand about depression is that its sufferers are not without small victories, there will be days you’ll see a smile, or hear short bursts of laughter, but you must never mistake them for signs of survival. Depression is a constant battle for these small victories, which are often few and far between, and its victims have fought hard and desperately for each and every one of them. Please keep in mind, that for a sufferer of depression, even a single moments peace can come at a great cost, and sometimes, it’s too much.
— Beau Taplin || The great cost of survival. (via seulray)