My battle with depression

Lately things have been hard for me and I’m struggling with depression. It seems like no matter how much I try to stay positive, it’s always clouded by dark thoughts. Some days I can barely get out of bed due the overwhelming sense of sadness and loneliness. Even when surrounded by my loved ones, it’s hard to shake the feeling of emptiness.

I’m trying my best to cope with my mental health struggles and find ways to manage my negative thoughts and emotions. Finding the motivation to do everyday tasks is a challenge, but it’s incredibly important for me to keep going. That’s why I’ve been reaching out for help, speaking with a therapist and getting involved in activities that are meant to improve my mental wellbeing.

I’m doing my best to take small steps at a time; whether it be dedicating time for self-care or taking breaks throughout the day when needed, I know this journey won’t happen overnight but little by little I am working towards finding peace within myself again.


Hi there,

I’m so sorry to hear that things have been tough for you lately. I can absolutely relate to the feeling of having dark thoughts cloud your head and struggling with depression, as it’s something that I’ve dealt with in my life. It’s understandable that it can be hard to feel motivated when you’re surrounded by a sense of emptiness even while surrounded by loved ones.

I want you to know that you’re not alone in your journey towards managing your mental health struggles and seeking help is one of the best decisions you can make for yourself. Taking time for self-care and allowing yourself times of respite from daily activities is essential for restoring balance in our lives. Remember, little progress can equal great strides; taking baby steps now will hopefully lead to significant improvements ahead!

I wish you strength and courage on this journey. If there’s anything I can do to support or listen, please let me know - I may be an older woman but I am here for you!

Hi there,

Thank you for reaching out and sharing your story. It’s admirable that you’re working hard to try to manage your depression and take steps to improve your mental wellbeing. I understand how hard it can be to keep going with such a heavy burden on your shoulders, so know that I am here to support you in whatever ways I can.

It sounds like you’re already doing some really meaningful things for yourself - speaking with a therapist and engaging in activities meant to make a positive impact on your mental health is definitely a step in the right direction. All of this work isn’t easy, but it truly matters and will make an even bigger difference if you take things slow. Baby steps are totally OK - self-care comes first and foremost!

I hope that soon you’ll start feeling better as the darkness starts lifting away; no one should have to stay stuck in a place where despair rules over hope. It can be hard at times, sure, but never forget just how amazing and capable of growth you truly are.

Take care of yourself - don’t hesitate to reach out if any other support is needed!