Depression doesn’t always look the same for everyone. There are a lot of symptoms that some people experience while others don’t.
Some people suffering from depression struggle to go about their lives. They feel like they don’t have the strength to get out of bed in the morning.
Mental illness is hard to overcome. It takes baby steps over a long period of time to move forward.
The horrible disease doesn’t discriminate. People of all ages, races, and gender suffer at the hands of depression.
Hairdresser Kayley Olsson has struggled to fight depression. “I’ve gone through that feeling of being worthless and depressed and not having anyone there,” she said.
When a 16-year-old girl came into the salon, Olsson was heartbroken at what she saw. The teen’s hair was matted and tangled.
She was having such a difficult time that she couldn’t even see the point in brushing her hair. She had gone to the salon to figure something out for her school pictures that were coming up.
The girl asked that the hair stylist cut off her hair so she didn’t have to deal with it anymore. Olsson couldn’t bear the thought of cutting off the girl’s hair.
She and another stylist worked hard to comb out the girl’s hair. They combed for eight hours before they sent the teen home.
The next day she came back and Olsson worked some more magic on the girl’s hair. After five more hours, the end result was absolutely gorgeous.
“I will actually smile for my school’s pictures today, you made me feel like me again,” the teen told Olsson before leaving the salon. Olsson made a difference in the girl’s life, and we should all use her as an example of how to treat people.
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