This is an excerpt from something I posted a while back about my struggles with depression.
I suffer from depression and have done all my life.
I have been on antidepressants since the age of 16. I take them every day ....
.....except I ran out of them three days ago and haven’t had a chance to get to the chemist for my prescription.
I quickly notice a difference;
▶️loss of interest & motivation
▶️wanting to hide from the world
.....the list goes on.
Sometimes those with the biggest smile and the seemingly brightest disposition are the ones facing the biggest battles.
It would’ve been really easy to shut myself away and go back to bed today and I’ve had to be really disciplined to not give into my overwhelming desire to hibernate today.
Until I can get to the chemist tomorrow to pick up my medication I have coped in the best way I can; I have got myself in the gym, done a run and a row and am going to read my new book this afternoon. •
😐Take home points?
▶️ It’s ok not to be ok
▶️ Depression is real
▶️ Depression isn’t a sign of weakness
▶️ I don’t choose to be “depressed”
▶️ It isn’t just a case of feeling a bit “down”
▶️ You’re not alone
▶️ BE KIND BECAUSE YOU NEVER KNOW THE BATTLE SOMEONE ELSE IS FIGHTING
Can anyone identify?
Depression, anxiety and mental health issues are at an all time high and we all need to do our bit to look out for each other.
If you're struggling, ask for help. Reach out.