Waking up today I was overwhelmed with happiness. I been getting a lot of feedback for actually coming up with the courage to start this blog. I never been this motivated to do anything in my life. My passion has always been to be some kind of writer, teacher, and/or motivator, but I never had drive to do so. I never had faith I would even go to college. Now we live in a time where you can do whatever you want. You just need confidence. Sounds easy right? It’s not.
Growing up I always relied on others to do things for me that only I can actually do for myself. I relied on people to motivate me, to tell me I was beautiful, to believe in me, etc., but when I turned 25 (yes, it took me THAT long to realize this) I realized that YOU have to believe in yourself for everything to feel authentic. Some people won’t ever learn this, and this is why so many people suffer from depression.
There’s over 3 million cases of depression REPORTED a year. The keyword is REPORTED. How many times have you felt depressed and actually went to the doctor? None I’m pretty sure.
Common (and some NOT so common) signs of depression:
- Feeling Pain
- Weight gain ( for some weight lost)
- Short fuse
- Obsessive drinking ( or any habit)
- Obsessive daydreaming
- Being glued to social media
- Feeling worthless
- Thoughts of suicide
No, this isn’t a school paper. This is simply an introduction. This is for people to not only tell their stories but for people to help someone in need. Hopefully as the days go by we can have open discussions. Like I’ve said a 100 million times you’re not alone. I have a few stories myself that I’ll share as time goes by. This is not only my diary it’s yours too. #ThisisWhatDepressionLooksLike