Depression is a silent, heartless killer.
It doesn’t matter if you’re rich, famous, poor, or unknown. You will be touched by depression in some part of your life, either by yourself, or someone you know. Stats say that over 15 million Americans suffer from a form of depression that lasts a minimum of two years.
You know what that means? Odds are, there is someone you know that’s had to fight off depression. And people don’t really know what that means. Depression isn’t crying, feeling sad all the time, it’s that hollow, empty feeling staring at the ceiling at 3AM because you can’t sleep.
It’s not showering for weeks, not getting up out of bed because everything is tiring, and losing your passions and desires, and never getting excited anymore. It’s never brushing your hair because what’s the point?
That’s how things were for one girl through her summer. And this is how her hair looked.
She went to the hair stylist to get it all cut off.
At sixteen years old, the girl, who wasn’t named to protect her identity, had a very uphill battle with depression over the summer. She came into the stylist to get it all cut off because she couldn’t be bothered to comb through it and fix it. But the stylist, Kayley Olsson, couldn’t take that.Kaley Olsson || Facebook
She spent a total of 13 hours on the girl’s hair to make her look better.
Eight hours one day, and five hours the day after, which happened to be the day her picture gets taken. Which was the reason she was there in the first place. And how she looks after is just stunning. This is her hair now.
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Today I had one of the hardest experiences with my client who I am keeping anonymous, I had a 16 year girl come in with who has been dealing with severe depression for a few years now. She got to the point where she felt so down and so worthless she couldn’t even brush her hair, she told me she only got up to use the restroom. She starts back at school in a few weeks but she has her school pictures today. When she walked in she told us just cut it all off I can’t deal with the pain of combing it out, she called herself worthless for it. It honestly broke my heart and we tried everything we could to keep this child’s hair for her! At the end of the day I want this to be a lesson to people. MENTAL HEALTH is a thing, it effects people all around the world and of all ages! PARENTS take it serious don’t just push your kids off and tell them to get over something they legitimately can’t. A CHILD should NEVER feel so worthless to not even want to brush their hair.
After being here 8 hours yesterday and 5 hours today we finally made this beautiful girl smile and feel like she IS worth something! Her last words to me was
“I will actually smile for my schools pictures today, you made me feel like me again” ❤️❤️
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