Today I have a personal post about my experiences with depression. I figured the best way to discuss depression awareness is to start with my own story.
August 2009 My Clinical Depression diagnosis
Before I started my senior year in college, I went to the doctor for a checkup it was there that I went to her that I was feeling down lately. After having a conversation with her and describing my symptoms, she diagnosed me with Clinical Depression. Honestly already had an idea that for I was suffering from depression, especially after taking all those psychology class to obtain my B.A. in Psychology.
Dealing with Depression
Now let's fast forward to the present. I still struggle with depression, but that doesn't mean it controls of my life. I have days that are great and then I have days that aren't so great. When I'm having a bad day, I try to remain positive. That's so important. Over the years, I've come to realize that my depression is usually based on situations that are caused by highly stressful events.
I think one of the misconceptions of depression is people are constantly unhappy which is not true. There is hope for people that struggle with depression. Finding a treatment that works for you will help you on your journey to feel better (antidepressants, therapy etc). I know that I find therapy and medication has helped me in the past. Talking about how I feel helps me feel better and besides it's not healthy to bottle up your feelings. I also found medication helped me feel better and combat against my symptoms from depression. Having depression is challenging sometimes, but it doesn't have to control your life. There is hope and help to feel better.
Stay tuned for more upcoming posts related to depression awareness and my own personal experiences.
Side Note: I know that depression is a sensitive topic, so if anyone doesn't feel comfortable leaving a comment in the comment section below, feel free to send me an email firstname.lastname@example.org
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