Defeating the Monster of Depression
Initially, I made the decision not to re-share this blog. These gifted writers have said it all – far better than I could. However, with anxiety and depression, isolation is a huge issue. The lie that no one understands is prevalent. As is feeling alone, despite being surrounded by people.
With that, I once again give you my story. In the hopes that the more of us talk, blog, tweet, or comment about it, the more those in the midst of the darkness will realize they aren’t alone.
Today is my follow up. I’ve been taking my anti-anxiety medication for over 3 weeks now and am very pleased with the result. Honestly, I’m not sure how much of my progress is the actual medicine and how much is just the hope that life doesn’t have to be that way.
I don’t have to live with a racing heart and mood swings. I don’t have to grit my teeth at work when someone wants my assistance. I don’t have to use every drop of restraint to resist yelling “awful!” when someone casually (and out of habit) asks “how are you?”I will defeat this monster. Click To Tweet
Through the power of prayer, hope, and Xanax as needed.
***I’ve had several “been there done that” friends who’ve been willing to chat with me about their journey through anxiety and depression. I am thankful to have them in my life. Please don’t hesitate to reach out if you are struggling.
You can read more from Brooke on her blog Awkwardly Graceful