Depression is a devastating mental illness, not just for those suffering from it, but for those around them who love them. It's hard to watch someone you care about be in such pain, and not be able to do anything to help them. But one guy came up with a sweet idea to help his girlfriend's depression, even if just a little. And all it involved was popsicle sticks and some colored markers.
Each “category” is color coded so for example orange are inspirational quotes from poets, political figures, philosophers, and humanitarians across time.
Yellow reminders are positive words to help you through the day things like “you’re beautiful” and “it’s ok to ask for help”
the purple ones are tips to help her relax things like “take a break” while she’s working on her master’s or “listen to your favorite song”.
I put a fine tipped sharpie in there with the blank ones so she record moments when she’s the happiest and then she can pull one of those later when she needs it.
Other people on Reddit really loved the idea. Some said they planned to try making their own special jar and popsicle sticks set, too.