Depression hits in different ways. In addition to crushing sadness, people may also lose interest in hobbies, experience decreases in energy, and have trouble sleeping among other symptoms.

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Living with depression may also mean everyday tasks feel too difficult to do. Dishes will pile in the sink as laundry overflows onto the floor. People suffering with depression often find keeping their living spaces tidy takes too much energy.

Photos posted recently by Imgur user toofuckingbusyandviceversa demonstrated the struggle perfectly.

“I suffer from severe depression and have a really hard time with cleaning and doing other kinds of household work.”

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The photo posted showed a bedroom littered with plastic bottles and papers. The bed was piled with clothes and other items.

The poster confessed the mess is several months old. But it was time to clean it up.

“Three days later…”

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The OP is triumphant, saying, “You can finally see that I have a floor! Say hi to my teddy Nalle on the bed! I know its not a big victory, but for me it means the world to just be able to have my door open if people come over. I feel so at peace right now, just wanted to share with all of you…”

The striking before and after images were viewed over 390,000 times, and many people reached out with encouragement.

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Depression can be isolating, but support and comfort are always available, even from strangers.