I have dealt with depression my whole life and the last few months have been particularly rough. Maybe it’s what I went thru with my daughter this summer that’s finally taking it’s toll. Maybe it’s the after effects of the breakup with my long time girlfriend. Maybe it’s just the fact that my chemical makeup is off and there is nothing that I can do but deal with it. Whatever it is it’s not something I want to admit to anyone. Not my mother, not my sister, not my daughters, not my friends and definitely not here on my blog.
I finally broke down and talked to my sister and I feel a lot better. That led to me talking to my daughters about it as well. It’s funny, when we give up our secretes we feel better. I know that telling my family has been a big help. Although it’s embarrassing to type this into my Facebook status, I wanted to challenge anyone who reads this and is dealing with depression to reach out to someone and talk about it. Don’t suffer alone like I have been. Reach out to a friend and talk about it…you will feel better, I know that I do.
I hate to type this because I fear that it will be looked upon as a cry for attention. Please understand that’s not my intention. What I really want is to speak directly to those who are suffering and challenge them to immediately pick up the phone and talk to someone and tell them what you are going through. I promise, you will feel better. Don’t suffer in silence.
Also, when you reach out, not only will you feel better but you will bless the person you reach out to. Do it, right now, pick up the phone and tell someone.
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