I thought I would take a minute and update you all on how I’m doing. It’s been a while since I talked about my battle with depression.
My personal war with depression is still raging on. Every day is a battle for control. The depression wants control over me but I do everything possible to stay in control of it.
With everything we have going on, keeping ahead of the depression is vital to moving forward.
In order to do that, I take my medications (Paxil, 40mg per day) and really, really try to exercise every day. I have my blog and maintaining it is extremely therapeutic. Sharing our story from my perspective allows me to unload all of my feelings and leave it here. By doing so, it allows me to walk around carrying less weight.
It’s important to my family’s survival that I be at my absolute best. With a family that requires as much of my time and energy, it’s really easy to get burned out and let the depression take over.
Thankfully, I’ve been doing pretty well lately. Honestly, I’ve been better but I’ve also been worse. I just try and take things a day at a time and keep putting one foot in front of the other.
I’m determined to keep moving forward and tread water when need be.
Having depression is nothing to be ashamed of. It’s important to have an open and honest dialog when it comes to things like depression. So many people suffer in silence because they are embarrassed or afraid of the stigma attached to depression.
I want you to know, that you have nothing to be embarrassed about. I’m not embarrassed and I’m admitting this to thousands and thousands of people.
Please, if you need help, please talk to your doctor or a trusted friend or family member. Get help. There is life after depression… 🙂