Before And After Pics Of Teen's Hair Show How Depression Impacts Everything
On 13th August 2017
Depression can be so crippling for some people that performing daily tasks seems impossible or simply not worth it.While many people romanticize depression, conjuring an image of someone languishing bedside, an unlit cigarette draped between their lips, the reality is much bleaker and less sexy. One hair stylist is currently going viral on Facebook for brushing out and saving her client’s hair, hair that depression nearly took from her.
Kayley Olsson, a stylist from Iowa, took to Facebook this week to detail a moving encounter she had with a 16-year-old client suffering from depression.
When the anonymous patient arrived, Olsson discovered that the young woman was living with depression, which sometimes made her feel so low that she couldn’t even bring herself to brush her hair.
“She felt so down and so worthless she couldn’t even brush her hair,” Olsson wrote, “She told me she only got up to use the restroom.”
She continued to explain that her client starts school soon, and asked her to just cut all of her hair off because she couldn’t deal with the pain of combing it out. Olsson refused to accept defeat and did all she could to salvage her client’s hair.
Olsson worked her magic to give the young girl a style that's totally flaunt-worthy. She wrote about the entire experience in her touching Facebook post that showed the drastic before and after photos of the girl's hair.
“Today I had one of the hardest experiences with my client,” Olsson wrote on Facebook.
"I had a 16-year girl come in with who has been dealing with severe depression for a few years now. She got to the point where she felt so down and so worthless she couldn't even brush her hair, she told me she only got up to use the restroom. She starts back at school in a few weeks but she has her school pictures today. When she walked in she told us just cut it all off I can't deal with the pain of combing it out, she called herself worthless for it. It honestly broke my heart and we tried everything we could to keep this child's hair for her! At the end of the day, I want this to be a lesson to people. MENTAL HEALTH is a thing, it affects people all around the world and of all ages! PARENTS take it seriously don't just push your kids off and tell them to get over something they legitimately can't. A CHILD should NEVER feel so worthless to not even want to brush their hair.After being here 8 hours yesterday and 5 hours today we finally made this beautiful girl smile and feel like she IS worth something! Her last words to me was"I will actually smile for my school's pictures today, you made me feel like me again" ❤️❤️
It’s a moving post, and it has resonated with thousands of viewers (it has amassed 65,000 shares at time of writing.) The comments are overflowing with supportive, loving words — and many people are sharing their own experiences with depression or their loved ones’ experiences.