Good morning, everyone. I hope that you are having a wonderful Tuesday. I’m sure a few of you saw the re-post I did from A Manic
World this past week. I found that the post did a good job of highlighting the complications and nuances of “the big D”.
I have been asked to do a guest post on their page based on my experiences which is exciting and terrifying at the same time. The request did get me thinking about the readers of my pint-sized blog. Many people don’t know some of the finer details about depression. For instance, it is often considered something people can just get over, and there are certainly times that I’ve prayed for that to be true. Unfortunately, that is not the case. Another fact is that it is genetic, and if some of your relatives have it the chances of you becoming diagnosed with it increases.
I just want to know if any of you have dealt with the “big D” whether that be your own experiences or someone with whom you are close. It might be easier for some people to be open about their experiences, but for others (like myself) I found it very difficult to come to terms with my depression. It has been almost four years since I started having frequent “pit falls” per se, and I’ve only sought help within the last few months. I just want my readers to know that you are welcome to discuss things openly with me, or not, but as long as you give yourself time (and understand that it does take time) I believe that we all can help ourselves become better.
Oh! I put this picture in this post because I wouldn’t have much to write about if I didn’t get feedback from you. As my readers, you do inspire me to find different avenues in which to approach the topics I care about. I couldn’t do this without your support! Another post will come along later in the day, so keep checking back for when I get it updated!
“Little Writer Girl” photo courtesy of: chronicle.com
“Together” photo courtesy of: seanbanville.com