Depression is one of the most common mental illnesses.
Around 5% of the entire world suffers from some form of depression. It can be completely debilitating for some people, and even worse, many don't understand the symptoms or why a person with depression may act the way they do. This can lead to feeling alone and marginalized, worsening the illness further.
For those who struggle with depression, there are coping mechanisms recommended by doctors and therapists that can help. When you're in the thick of it, it can be hard to remember what they are. But one boyfriend did something so thoughtful to help his girlfriend when things get dark.
He had seen a jar online with popsicle sticks inside and tried to create something similar to help her with depression and anxiety.
Each popsicle stick is color-coded with a quote, a reminder, a relaxation technique, or a good memory. Depending on what she needs to get through that day, she can pull out a stick and read what it says.