I just happened across this post on Medium and have to share it with you. It goes well with my post from yesterday.
Hi there. I'm glad you found my new blog. A lot has happened in my life over the last few years and a big part of it I never talk about. This blog is my stepping outside of the past and talking about the part of me that I've hid from all but my closest friends for over a decade if not multiple decades.
I have been dealing with severe depression for MANY years now. I'm finally in a place where I can share. And maybe, just maybe, my experience will help someone out there realize that they can get help and it CAN get better! I'm living proof that you can survive depression and conquer it! You CAN live the life you were MEANT to live! Please, just know, you are NOT alone. That woman, child, husband, friend sitting beside you may very well be dealing with severe depression without you knowing it. If they are like me they try very very hard to hide it. They want the world to think everything is fine. Everything is wonderful. While, at the same time they feel like they are dying inside. They feel like the world would be better off without them. Guess what! If you're the one with those thoughts going on inside your head, the world WILL NOT be better off without you! I had those thoughts too. I was wrong. So are you. There is a reason you are here. You may not know what it is yet, but there is a reason.
Overtime I will use this blog to both update you on my progress and to discuss things that have happened in the past. Things that most people don't know about. Things that will help you understand me, the real me, the one surviving and thriving in life now. The one that has had so many bad days where another day was something I just couldn't think about. I'm so glad I made it past those days! Life is so much better on the other side of depression. You CAN win! Hop on the train with me and let's go Conquer this annoying thing called Depression and start Thriving in Life! Just as the sub-title says.
Subscribe/comment/bookmark, whatever makes you comfortable. My hope is to post 2-3 times each week. See you soon!