Dealing with Depression


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Have you ever been told that depression isn’t a thing? That you’ve made this up? Or heard “oh you’re not sad you’re just being a baby”?

First off, depression is a real thing. Depression can stem from something but can also stem from nothing. Maybe something traumatic happened to you like it did me.

I was molested from age 5-9, parents divorced at 10, tried to kill myself at 11, raped at 17, lost one of my closest friends to suicide at 18 and then raped at 22.

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Depression has been a part of my life for as long as I remember. I didn’t know how to cope with everything that was happening to me. I used to cut myself, I used to take pills… I would do literally anything to not feel anything anymore. And for a moment it would work. I would spend so much time making myself numb that I would forget about EVERYTHING.

But that feeling was temporary. And it took me having my daughter to really understand that you HAVE to find something to live for. Even if it’s for yourself. I urge you to find something meaningful to stay alive for. Maybe your puppy, your sister, your brother, your best friend, anyone.

Find the good in life because it’s not all bad.

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