Purpose & Explanation
The various levels of depression are fluid, having many highs and lows. Wearing these wristbands serve as a subtle way to communicate how you’re feeling, so that those around you may be able to respond in a more compassionate and empathetic way. Each wristband color displays an encouraging Scripture that corresponds to the emotional and/or spiritual need you may have when experiencing feelings and symptoms represented by that specific shade.
Sunshine Yellow = A Great Day
You feel like you can keep up with your daily responsibilities and still have room to smile. You may even take on a creative task. You’re grateful to God to see things more clearly today and feel lighter inside.
Psalm 118:24 (ESV), “This is the day that the LORD has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.”
Sky Blue = A Manageable Day
Though you sense the shadow of depression around you, you can still see the sunshine peeking through the clouds. You’re grateful that you can still function as needed for your family and friends and take care of your daily chores.
Nehemiah 8:10 (NIV), “Nehemiah said, “Go and enjoy choice food and sweet drinks, and send some to those who have nothing prepared. This day is holy to our Lord. Do not grieve, for the joy of the LORD is your strength.”
Violet Blue = A Hard Day
Everything is getting darker. You have trouble doing what needs to be done for yourself and others. You’re sad, but don’t know why. Sometimes it’s hard to breathe or get moving. Your body aches and you struggle to accomplish the day’s tasks.
Isaiah 41:10 (ESV), “Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.”
Dark Indigo = An Impossible Day
Life is extremely difficult and painful for you. Everything hurts: your body, your mind, and your relationships. Simple tasks seem insurmountable. You’re overwhelmed with sadness and hopelessness. This is the darkest shade of blue before everything goes black.
Psalm 34:18 (ESV), “The LORD is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit.”