Unfortunately, depression, and mental illnesses in general, is still much stigmatized in the western society. While most get sympathies for being physically ill or injured, victims of depression suffer twice- not only from their illness, but also from negative comments, accusations of laziness, and lack of understanding from people surrounding them.
This month, we acknowledge the existence of depression as an illness, a state the individual suffers from and didn't choose to end up in herself. Instead of asking your depressed friend or family member why they don't just do something, offer to help him or her do something.
I am wearing green. At least on tips and toes.
Tips today are done in Orly's foil fleck shimmering holiday shade Meet Me Undet the Mistletoe.
Can you tell the SAD-ridden fall season is here? My sunlight photos will from now on be terribly gleamy I'm afraid.
Toes have been pampered and redone in Sarah's choice , Envy from ULTA. I really love adding flakies on top of my pedis though, so I slapped on a coat of Nfu Oh 52.
Looks mostly green...
But from a different angle:
Blue? The base is purple, though.
Two colored rainbow of flakies.
I got a bit giggly when I sat down in front of the computer while letting the flakie topping dry, and opened up Solveig's Nailin' It!, to find that she had just posted an Nfu Oh 52 manicure. Go take a look at it!
Note that the green ribbon is used for a variety of causes, depression awareness being one of them.
Swedish word of the day:
mjältsjuka -noun archaic spleen, melancholy
Despite its meaning, it's a rather amusing word.