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So many messages telling those who are struggling to reach out. Fair enough, but part of what depression does is mutes your ability to reach. If you are NOT depressed and you see someone struggling, YOU reach out. If you don’t see someone who used to be around, YOU reach out.

Agreeing to things just to keep the peace is actually a trauma response. When you do this you’re disrespecting your boundaries. No more making yourself uncomfortable for others to feel comfortable. You have control now. You run your life. Take up space and use your voice.

Silence isn’t empty. It’s full of answers.

Practice the pause. Pause before judging. Pause before assuming. Pause before accusing. Pause whenever you’re about to react harshly, and you’ll avoid doing and saying things you’ll later regret.

Sitting silently beside a friend who is hurting may be the best gift we can give.

Silence isn’t empty. It’s full of answers.

Have the maturity to know sometimes silence is more powerful than having the last word.

Silence is often the loudest cry. Pay attention to those you care about.

No person is your friend who demands your silence, or denies your right to grow.

Silence is a source of great strength.