I have to post this. I don’t like to talk about my weaknesses. Who does really? It has taken years to deal with and even understand why I am the way I am. I still don’t have all the answers. But I do understand my battle with depression more now than I ever did. It is painful and personally embarrassing to say I can relate to every single thing he has said just in the first 15 minutes. I have been battling major depression for years. I know and understand my condition, mostly. I can say without a doubt it has been the second most difficult struggle of my life. It is a war with myself to stay ahead of this disease. And I do keep fighting. I dream of one day being free of depression’s grip.
Exercise, diet, therapy and medications make a huge difference. I don’t like to take medicines unless I absolutely have to. I know I have to in order to treat this disease. I know many people out there can relate to this. I know many people out there suffer from depressions. We all do. Some of us, unfortunately, don’t just come out of it. No, it REALLY does not get better. No matter how hard we try. Some of us suffer from chronic, recurring depression. This is where the meds, exercise, etc. come in to play.
It hurts your pride to admit your faults. But I beg you. If you suffer from major depression. If someone you know suffers from major depression. Get help please. We cannot always do everything ourselves. Getting help is not a weakness. It takes strength to admit you need help.
It is a war with myself to stay ahead of this disease.
I keep fighting.