Silently Winning Battles

Posted by on April 28, 2013 • Filed Under Health & Wellness
Those Who Win Battles

This quote describes my current situation perfectly. Since August of last year, I’ve fallen back into a depression. I’ve dealt with depression for most of my life, but these past few episodes have been really bad. That, with my anxiety issues, have created a ‘black hole’ as I like to call it, that’s been draining me emotionally and sometimes it’s extremely tough to tolerate and deal with.

I’ve pondered about posting about my mental health for years, but ever since I’ve been working with things mental health related (My boyfriend’s organization, and attending/helping with support groups), it has given me a new perspective about being open about your situation and raising awareness. It’s okay to talk about it, and I have nothing to hide. Hopefully this is the beginning of a more honest blog, this is where I can write about anything I want, and I should take advantage of it.

Like the title of this post says, I’m slowly winning and dealing with battles, that people cannot see. I’m hopeful it will get better, especially now that I’m seeing a professional that can help me with all these issues.


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    Luseea

    Apr 28, 2013

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    It takes a lot of courage to take the first step to recognize we need help. It takes even more courage to publicly talk about it. Praying that you conquer depression and that many more benefit from your honest talk. Thanks for sharing.

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    aka The Wizard

    Apr 30, 2013

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    Not everyone has the "balls"to post these kinds of topics. But allow me to be brutally honest. Have you tried Maryjane? You may laugh or judge me for my suggestion but I am serious. I have dealt with depression before and it ain't easy. I know people who go to psychiatrist because they can get a Rx for their depression problems. I don't believe in prescription drugs for one. I believe they do more harm than good. Fish oil is something helps against depression among other health issues. Maryjane isn't for everything but I strongly recommend it. Best of luck to you.

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      Nicole

      May 01, 2013

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      I tried it a few times years ago and it wasn't really my thing. I still don't know what I'm going to do 'medication' wise since I don't believe in prescription drugs either. I have been taking vitamins and fish oil for the past few months but haven't noticed a huge difference yet. Thank you for your suggestion though, let's see what happens, I need to get this under control.

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    Angie

    May 09, 2013

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    If you ever need someone to talk to, please come to me. I can only imagine how difficult it is to battle through to depression but I want you to know that you have one more person you can talk to. *hugs*

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      Nicole

      May 10, 2013

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      Thank you so much dear <3 It's not easy dealing with this, especially when I hate bothering people with my problems. But, thank you, really *hugs* I know you're there if I ever need to talk to someone.

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