Depression... The Taboo... The stigma... The community...

Friday, February 22, 2019

I think we can all agree that there's a sort of taboo surrounding depression.. I mean not so much in recent years because people have been so much more vocal and I think that's incredible...



I mean it sucks that there is this stigma around it like "oh, suck it up" "it's only for the weak of mind" NO! It's real! The sad part is, some people don't even realize whats happening until it's to late and they are deep in the throws of it...

It's normal to want to stay in bed longer and snuggle, it's not however normal to not be able to get out of bed. It's not normal to have to physically force yourself to get up and get your kids to school on time...
Maybe you feel ashamed, maybe you have a really good marriage and really good kids and you feel like you have no right to be depressed... No friends, that's not how it works. Depression does not discriminate.  Maybe you have this guilt that you have a really good life and fear that people will think what could you possible have to complain about.

Guys this is a really hard subject for me because if you aren't in my inner circle I probably have never told you that I struggle with depression.. You know what though it's good to be open, if I would have kept this to myself I probably would have never realized that I'm not alone.

To be honest I don't know when it started, I can't pinpoint a time... I know I didn't realize what it was up until about two years ago. I know I felt ashamed to say it... Everybody has their own problems or issues, everybody has their own struggles and pain. Just because we can't see is doesn't mean its not there or relevant.

Check on your friends that seem like that have it all together because I can almost promise you that they don't...



It also seems like when you are trying to get things together or in order that's when it can rear its ugly head... Like say, trying to restart your blog...

The point is maybe you are struggling in silence and you don't have to friend. There is a whole community out there with you, there are more of us then you know.

I'm here, and if you ever want to talk feel free to message me. In the mean time I'll be over here sniffing my valor and bergamot and reading because believe it or not for me that helps...

No comments:

Post a Comment

Copyright © 2014 · Designed by Pish and Posh Designs