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18 Things That People With Depression And Anxiety Can Relate To

"I got out of bed, bruh. That is parade-worthy."

Posted on September 11, 2015, at 12:54 p.m. ET

On a recent episode of BuzzFeed's Another Round podcast, hosts Heben Nigatu and Tracy Clayton answer a listener question about anxiety and relationships. Scroll through to hear more from Heben and Tracy about anxiety and depression, and the advice they have about taking care of yourself when you need it most.

1. You know you need your meds, but you always forget to take them.

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2. When you wake up ready to face your day, you feel like a hero.

3. But sometimes being alone in your room sounds like the best idea.

4. Because it is physically exhausting to be out in the world when you feel anxious.

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5. Doing *that one thing* can be so hard.

6. Did you do it anyway? Celebrate that.

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7. You didn’t think you were depressed until your diagnosis.

8. When you feel it coming on, you’re already sick of it.

9. You know other people have anxiety, and you want them to know they’re not alone.

10. Seriously. A lot of people have anxiety.

11. But people still treat you like you’re not trying hard enough.

12. You need your partner to understand that it’s real.

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13. If something is already hard, adding an extra step makes it impossible.

14. It’s OK to try anyway.

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15. When someone supports you in a small way, it feels like a huge deal.

16. And you deserve it.

17. Remember: You’ve got this.

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18. If you need words of encouragement, your friends will be there for you.

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