I’ve been struggling with depression for a long time. I was in denial and kept it hidden from family and friends, hoping that keeping quiet about it would make my issues disappear. However, no matter what I did or how hard I tried, nothing seemed to help me out of this dark place.
One day, I realized that staying silent wasn’t doing me any good - it was only making things worse. So after much contemplation, I decided to take the plunge and finally talk to someone about my depression. When I opened up, the relief was immense! For the first time in a while, I felt like a huge weight had been lifted off my shoulders.
What followed was a series of therapy sessions which were extremely helpful in helping me manage my anxiety and come to terms with the underlying causes of my depression. Through this process, I became increasingly proactive in managing my mental health - incorporating self-care into my day-to-day routine and learning more about psychological well-being. From investing in mindfulness practices to making changes within MY lifestyle that matched up with what I needed - it’s slowly been helping me through this journey of recovery towards being happier again!
It’s definitely been a hard road but having faith has made all the difference: if you’re battling depression too, please know that there is light at the end of the tunnel and you CAN get through it!