• over 1 year ago

    life long depression.

    I sympathize and empathize with all of the posts. I had a "crash"
    at age 50 and have struggled ever since. I have run the gambit of medications and struggle (as do so many) to function day to day.
    I keep this a secret because people do not understand and tell depressed people to get over it. If only it were so easy.
    I can only tell everyone to keep fighting and hope for sunshine to come someday. I keep hoping my life will change ( I have worked hard to do so) but the depression does not go away. Acceptance is so very hard but seems to be the only answer.
    By the way, I am a retired mental health and addictions counselor and try to practice what I preach. Keep fighting.


  • over 1 year ago

    RE: life long depression.

    I love the point that you bring up here. Many people living with depression do "keep it a secret" because they feel as though they will be judged or that others won't understand. That's why it's important to have an outlet like this to meet others who are living with similar issues. I have faith that the sunshine will come for all of the members of this board. Thank you for sharing your support. It put a smile on my face ((hugs)).