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I am 20 years old and I have depression. It all started after I had my daughter at 18. At that time, it was considered to be postpartum depression. I never had thoughts about hurting myself or my daughter, but I did have bad thoughts about myself. It started because I was embarrassed about my weight. I felt ugly since I went from being size 0 to 9 in just a few months.
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A month after having my daughter, I found out my spouse was talking to another girl. That made it worse. I didn’t talk to anyone about my problems because I was so embarrassed. Getting the birth control implant made my depression worse. Because of the hormones it contained, my body didn’t react good to it and I ended up gaining another 30 pounds. I was at my worst and cut people off because I was so embarrassed. I used to go to family gatherings only for an hour and go back home.
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Eventually, two years later, I finally got the courage to take it out. I started working out and trying to gain my confidence again. After I had my birth control removed, literally two days later I felt so relieved. It was like if all my problems had been lifted off my shoulders. Ever since, I feel less depressed and I’m more open to talking to people about my problems. I have lost about 20 pounds since and I have got help for depression which made a positive change in my life.