Graham Moore won Best Adapted Screenplay for his moving film The Imitation Game. The movie follows the tragic life of Alan Turing, a British mathematician who helped crack the Enigma code during World War II. After he helped win the war, Turing was persecuted for homosexuality, and took his own life at 41 years old. Graham Moore depression history inspired him to write the film adaptation of Turing’s story. In his acceptance speech he addressed anyone who has ever felt depressed because they are different.
“When I was 16 years old, I tried to kill myself because I felt weird and I felt different and I felt like I did not belong,” Moore said. “And now, I’m standing here and I would like for this moment to be for that kid out there who feels like she’s weird or she’s different or she doesn’t fit in anywhere: Yes, you do. I promise you do. You do. Stay weird, stay different. And then, when it’s your turn and you are standing on this stage, please pass the same message to the next person who comes along.”
Recognizing Depression Like the Graham Moore Depression
Millions of adults like Graham Moore struggle with depression, and many of them are undiagnosed. Depression can be difficult to recognize in friends and loved ones because many people believe depression only presents itself as deep sadness. In reality, many people who struggle with depression have physical symptoms like constant fatigue. Some people with depression may not even exhibit deep sadness, but rather an overarching apathy and an absence of both happiness and sadness.
Other symptoms of depression include:
- Feelings of guilt and hopelessness
- Loss of interest in favorite activities
- Mood swings
- Easily agitated
- Weight loss or weight gain
- Over or under-eating
- Social isolation
- Slowness in thoughts and movements
It’s especially important to keep an eye on loved ones after they experience a sad or traumatic event, like the loss of a loved one or pet. Signs of depression may present themselves after these sorts of events. However, this isn’t always true so it’s important to keep an eye on behavioral changes in loved ones.
Mental Health Treatment at Morningside Recovery
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