In a video with only 114 seconds and zero words, Hannah Hart has accurately portrayed her personal struggle with depression. From her difficulty to get out of bed in the morning to the small victories she’s able to achieve, this video serves as a welcome reminder that mental health conditions affect people we see on a regular basis more so than we may have realised.
After sharing some personal messages on Twitter that she had been feeling “great but then depression [flew] in outta nowhere”, Hannah warned her audience that she had filmed “something new” for them all. When it was finally uploaded, “Depression in Under 2 Minutes” was a powerfully silent look into the life of someone trying to achieve simple things under the weight of their mental health.
In the video, we see Hannah struggling to do basic chores such as washing the dishes and getting out of bed. In fact, the few things Hannah is able to do including taking a shower, brushing her teeth, taking out the trash and going for a walk – are all achievements whilst depressed, regardless of their size or importance.
Comments on the video and across social media are applauding Hannah for her honest and totally real video, calling it “simple yet incredibly moving” as well as it making “the biggest difference” in someone else’s down day. So if you haven’t seen the video yet, we highly recommend you do as it may come as a welcome reminder that being depressed is different for everybody, and sometimes “30% days deserve 30% goals”.
What do you think about Hannah’s raw video about handling her own depression? Let us know in the comments below and if you’re looking for somebody to talk to about this topic, please seek out advice and guidance from the Samaritans website.