I intend for this particular blog to be a platform for people living with depression and other mental illnesses to openly express themselves, my goal is to make it therapeutic. This first blog will mainly illustrate my dealings with depression, I hope that others will find it helpful... here I go.
I have been living with depression since I was about 12 years old (that's as far back as I remember) I am now 29 and for the majority of this time I kept my illness a secret from my friends and family. For as long as I remember I have been very unhappy, don't get me wrong I was able to pretend that everything that everything was ok. Putting on a show like that is very tiring.
There are a lot of stereotypes when it comes to people suffering from mental illnesses... WE ARE HUMAN TOO! We are not crazy or pretending that something is wrong with us, mental illnesses are very serious and can be fatal. We want help before it gets that far!
I have faced the thought of committing suicide on more than one occasion, my attempts have failed, there was a time when I was so down I thought that I was a failure for not even getting that right! Fact is I am not a failure, neither are you we have purpose on this earth. We need to find a way to deal with this darkness and overcome our fears.
This past year has been my darkest, I have found myself ready to give up... I couldn't take the everyday stresses of life, of being a good employee, student, mother, sister, daughter friend, etc. I couldn't take it anymore and I broke down mentally and physically...BUT I MADE IT THROUGH!!! I made it through my darkest hours and I am now on the road to recovery... JOIN ME!