Depression is a scary thing. And It's something that can strike anyone, at anytime. Reddit user and All Star boyfriend wanted to help his girlfriend with her depression by giving her color coded Popsicle sticks that she can pull whenever she feels she needs one. Each color represents a different affirmation, from great quotes to reminders and sayings to help her relax. She was even provided with blank Popsicle sticks to write her own feelings.
Reddit user Bovadeez explains,
“Each “category” is color coded so, for example, orange is 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 records moments when she’s the happiest and then she can pull one of those later when she needs it,” explained bovadeez.
“This will hopefully help to regain control in some aspects and push her to take breaks and become more focused on herself.”