I have depression but depression doesn't have me.
Everyone has a different purpose and ultimate meaning in life. At least that's what I like to believe. Sometimes I struggle but I try to keep positive no matter what. Yes, it can be difficult at times. I struggle with depression and have struggled with it for over 10 years. I was first dianogsed with clinical depression when I was just 13 years old.
I've heard the argument that you really can't tell someone with depression to just "snap out of it" but in recent years I've chosen to not believe that. For me personally submitting to depression and saying it's "okay" to feel this way because I have depression is not an option for me anymore. I don't want to get all "preachy" on you and say that you're weak 9by no means do I think that people with depression are weak) but for me personally I've decided to not let depression run my life anymore. I have depression but depression doesn't have me.
imphavok wrote on October 28, 2014, 6:20 PM
Good for you! You should be proud of yourself! Depression is a hard thing to deal with.
bad_cheetah wrote on October 28, 2014, 7:44 PM
that's a very nice outlook in life there..talk about controlling your weakness and not letting it control you. :)
Feisty56 wrote on October 28, 2014, 10:48 PM
You seem to have found coping skills that help you to deal positively with your depression -- how awesome that is!
Dawnwriter wrote on October 29, 2014, 3:51 AM
You should be proud of yourself! that's great fighting attitude but you should still be careful about your medication.
carmela wrote on October 29, 2014, 4:25 AM
this is the best frame of mind to handle depression. our brain is a very powerful organ in our body and it can send messages to other parts of our body that would make it function well or not.
Bellatricks wrote on October 29, 2014, 9:47 AM
Yes, for now I'm on a very small dose of medication. During the Winter months I feel the need to be on it due to prolonged dark and gloom days. Come Spring time I usually am comfortable enough to come off of it. Diet and exercise can make a big difference too.