Woman's Powerful Tattoo Shows Truth Behind Struggling With Depression

When Bekah Miles got a tattoo to honor her struggle with depression, the 20-year-old decided to get a little creative.

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Looking at Miles head-on, one would assume her tattoo reads, “I'm Fine,” but a photo of the ink from the perspective of the young woman looking down at her own leg shows, “Save Me.”

(Dear mom and dad, please don't kill me over this permanent choice. I want you to hear me out.)Today, I am coming out... Posted by Bekah Miles on Sunday, August 23, 2015

Miles posted pictures of both views to Facebook, writing,

To me, it means that others see this person that seems okay, but, in reality, is not okay at all. It reminds me that people who may appear happy, may be at battle with themselves… This is one of the most difficult things to open up about because it's extremely hard for me to feel vulnerable… but this needs to be talked about… That's why I got this tattoo; [tattoos] are great conversation starters.

Supporters shared the post over 280,000 times so far, prompting Miles to respond to the attention in a second Facebook post.

She wrote,

This is exactly what I wanted -- to reach out to people and let them know that they are not alone… Please keep sharing and spreading the awareness. This is the only way to get some real change in the stigma.

Citations: Tattoo brilliantly shows the battle people with depression face every day (Metro)