A better way to understand sadness, grief, and depression


In our Emotion Dynamics Facebook group, we search for images or messages that treat emotions respectfully, but we don’t find many.

We usually just create our own!

This meme helps us understand the differences between sadness, grief, and depression. Feel free to share this Better Meme.

If you’ve read The Language of Emotions or The Art of Empathy, and you’d like to join our Facebook group, come on over to The Language of Emotions and Empathy group on Facebook.

Description: Colored background that ranges from purple at the top to light teal at the bottom, with these words:

SADNESS helps you let go of something that isn’t working anyway; you have a choice about letting go.

GRIEF helps you mourn something that you’ve lost completely; grief is more powerful than sadness because you have no choice in the matter; the death or loss is out of your control.

DEPRESSION (situational depression, that is) reduces your energy when there’s something wrong or off in your life.

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