Top 10 Tweets from #DAW2016

You may have seen Twitter explode this week with people sharing their experiences of depression using #WhatYouDontSee

This is all to do with Depression Awareness Week, and this hashtag is all about shattering stereotypes of what it’s like to have depression, and bring the reality of this widely misunderstood illness into the public eye.

Missed it?

Here are our top 10 contributions from Twitter users from around the world!


The shame still associated with a condition that affects 1 in 5 adults:


How depression affects daily life and work:


How even the smallest things can feel like a crushing disaster: 


The problems of public perception of mental illness :


Depression isn’t just ‘feeling sad’:


Feeling bad about feeling happy:


The inherent contradiction of wanting and not wanting help at the same time:



You can’t know the struggles people face inside: 


It’s not rudeness, it’s depression:


And finally, the proof of how important #DAW2016 is, and how good it is to know you’re not alone: 


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  1. A very interesting and thought provoking article.

  2. Thanks Chrysalis, very interesting read

  3. A very interesting read

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