I Don’t Know What This Is

Grief or Depression?

Symptoms of Grief:                                                           Symptoms of Depression:

Tiredness                                                                             Tiredness
Restlessness                                                                        Restlessness
Aches and pains                                                                Aches and pains
Anxiety                                                                                Feeling empty/numb
Difficulty breathing                                                          Difficulty speaking
Loss of appetite                                                                  Loss of appetite
Comfort eating                                                                   Eating too much
Trouble sleeping/too much sleep                                  Trouble sleeping/too much sleep
Lack of concentration                                                     Difficulty remembering things

( https://www.mariecurie.org.uk/help/support/bereaved-family-friends/coping-grief-teenager/physical-symptoms-grief )
( https://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/types-of-mental-health-problems/depression/symptoms/#signs )

I have been depressed. This feeling, right now, is different. I don’t know how, or why – it just is.

I have met grief, several times. This feeling, right now, is different. I don’t know what this is.

 

Author:

A socially awkward butterfly looking to change her life.

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