Happy Monday y'all!
Depression is an awful feeling that is something that can hit any of us at any time. You feel very low and are in a dark, possibly suicidal place. When I've been depressed, I feel it can be worse for me personally. Please let me explain my reason for saying this. If you have daily chronic pain, that is hard enough. However, if you had depression into that mix, it can be unbearable. Please do not ever dismiss your feelings! I would encourage everyone to read this article I found on the 9 Types of Depression and How to Recognize Them.
I’m not going to pretend I was depressed for a short amount of time. I have been depressed off and on throughout my twenties. It was mostly career related. I tried different medications to help me, but nothing helped me. Have I ever had suicidal thoughts? Yes, I have had moments where I have been suicidal. The first time was when I was younger. I was fine for a while until they discovered I had Fibro. I’ll admit I’ve had a few suicidal thoughts since my diagnosis. I was so exhausted, frustrated and wanted the pain to end. I didn’t know what to do. I realized that I was feeling this way and it scared me. So, I began to pray about it. I talked to my new doctor. She placed me on another antidepressant. Since all that, I feel I’m able to handle my depression better than I used too. It is comforting to know for those times I get extremely depressed, from my pain that I am not alone. I know I am preaching to the choir, as many purple butterflies go through the same thing daily. My mind wants to have a good time, alas my body won't have any part of it. I am very fortunate to have an awesome support system. They lift me up when I need it the most. Do you have anyone you can talk to if you need to?
Do you have anyone you can talk to if you need to? How do you handle your depression? I understand this is a sensitive subject. If you’d like to respond, leave a comment below. As always, I pray everyone is staying safe! Thank you for taking the time to read my blog today! If you’re enjoying my blogs, why not subscribe to my website? My blogs will go straight to your email. It’s free to sign up! Tell your friends! Tell your friends to tell their friends!
Till next week! Be well!
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About the author:
Rachel Barclift, has been suffering from Fibromyalgia for many years. She went to the doctor, never finding any answers for years. She went to one doctor who told her the pain was all in her head. In 2011, she finally found a doctor that believed her! She was officially diagnosed by her rheumatologist and she was so relieved! She writes blogs in hopes to help others find positivity.