Little things can make a huge difference.
Especially when you or your loved one is dealing with a mental illness. The little things might not seem much at first. However, they slowly but surely help the person dealing with depression.
While I am aware, depression can be a crippling illness. It is also very hard on their loved ones since they feel like they are not able to do anything to help. They might feel like all their efforts are in vain.
In reality, that is quite far from the truth. Depression might stop the person from truly expressing their emotions, but that doesn’t mean they don’t appreciate your efforts. And the boyfriend of this lucky girl knows this. You see he has found a creative way to support her even when he is not there.
Each “category” is color coded so for example orange are inspirational quotes from poets, political figures, philosophers, and humanitarians across time.
Yellow reminders are positive words to help you through the day things like “you’re beautiful” and “it’s okay to ask for help” the purple ones are tips to help her relax things like “take a break” while she’s working on her master’s or “listen to your favorite song.”
This will hopefully help to regain control in some aspects and push her to take breaks and become more focused on herself.
A redditer wanted to help his girlfriend who struggles with depression.
So he came up with a brilliant and creative idea, and it included using Popsicle sticks.
He color-coded each and every stick.
That corresponds to a different category.
His girlfriend can choose the color she wants at that moment.
There are even some blank ones in there for her to record her own happy moments.
People were quite surprised and appreciated the creative idea.
Even though it might feel like it doesn’t help, it does.
She indeed is!
Everyone should pass this idea along!
Hopefully, everyone will be as understanding in the future.