People with depression are sharing videos of what it can look like to outsiders and it’s not what most would expect

One night while they were hanging out, a woman recorded what she thought would be a cool video capturing her friend’s personality. She was smiling, dancing, laughing and seemed to be enjoying the company of her friends. Any stranger would believe that the woman was one of the happiest people in the world.

12 hours after her friend recorded the video, the woman committed suicide.

People may wonder how someone who seemed to be having a great time wanted to leave, and even more so, how did no one around her notice the signs that she was depressed?

The video prompted other people struggling with depression to show what depression can be like.

The woman is just one of many who are silently battling depression while putting on a smiling face in front of her family and colleagues. Her death was something that unfortunately no one could have predicted.

Depression isn’t just about crying and hiding your face from the rest of the world. It may look like laughing, smiling, and having fun with your friends.

Depression is one of the most common mental health conditions in the U.S., affecting more than 21 million adults nationwide. However, only half of them will continue to receive treatment. Instead, some of them try to live their lives as if their world doesn’t seem to be crashing down on them.

TikTok users suffering from depression have taken to the platform to share various depictions of how the condition can present itself and how easy it can be for others to consider them perfectly happy.

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Despite the contrary belief, people with depression do not always cry or remain silent in a group of people.

They can laugh while celebrating a birthday, have fun with friends at a bar, tell jokes constantly, and dance like they don’t have a care in the world.

That’s the thing about depression. It doesn’t matter if it’s your birthday, if you’re a mother, how often you surround yourself with loved ones or how big your smile is, Kiera Cheyenne, a woman suffering from depression, shared on TikTok along with several video clips of her laughing and smiling with friends and family.

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