Have you ever felt paralyzed by your own mind? Stuck, unable to move. Wanting nothing more than for the world around you to disappear? I have. It’s a lonely feeling. Maybe the loneliest feeling, and people feel so embarrassed and isolated in it that no one talks about it. People struggle to reach out – afraid they are going to hear those hurtful words “snap out of it.” Depression is a disease, a crippling disease. And what makes it harder is that in those moments of pure self hatred for feeling the way that you do, the people around you expect you to feel better. Those that love you get frustrated, which makes the darkness intensify. I’ve received rejection from my own family in the pain of my depression. And I want you to hear loud and clear that it’s not your fault. You didn’t ask for your illness. Sometimes simply accepting the fact that we can’t control what is going on in your own head takes away the burden of what you “should” feel. Your worth is not contingent upon your emotion. You are a beautiful life with a beautiful soul sit in that.
- American Psychiatric Association
- National Mental Health Association
- National Foundation for Mentally Ill
- National Anxiety Foundation
- OCD Physician Referral
- National Depressive and Manic Depressive Association
- National Institute of Mental Health
- National Foundation for Depressive Illness
- Resources for Understand Depression
- National Institute for Mental Health
- Freedom from Fear
- American Psychological Association
- Suicide Prevention Lifeline
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: By calling 1-800-273-TALK (8255) you’ll be connected to a skilled, trained counselor at a crisis center in your area, anytime 24/7.