“Things We Don’t Talk About” is a short collection of thoughts, quotes and poetry highlighting some hardships of living with depression and mental illness and the effects it has on relationships with yourself and loved ones. It’s a personal lens into the darkest places your mind can take you and the struggle of battling your own mind. It’s a peak of what’s underneath the surface that most people battle in silence, something you may or may not relate to. If you’re reading this, it’s not too late and you’re not alone. In addition, I just wanted to say thank you for allowing me to share a part of me, whether it was specifically of value to you. I hope to make at least one person in this world to feel less alone. Communication and or expressing our feelings, it’s one of the hardest things to do. Often we get discouraged to even try to express ourselves due to the fear of not being understood and or not doing it the “right” way. We are all human and the best thing we can do is to continue trying. Please keep an open mind and always lead with love. Note: Originally published in January 2019, updated version published November 2020.