Beautiful…depression…these are definitely two words that you would never expect to see together.
Here you are thinking,”Tenie has lost the plot!”
Let me explain…last year I was diagnosed with major depression and anxiety. This was as a direct result of a traumatic life experience.
My sleep patterns changed, I lost my appetite and was not able to concentrate or remember things…I felt like i was losing myself.
Mental illness has a very negative stigma attached to it however, in my world it is the norm.
I have five people in my immediate family who suffer from either depression or bipolar mood disorder.
Even though I am exposed to it on a daily basis, it was not easy trying to deal with my very own diagnosis.
I managed to get the help I needed quite quickly and have to pop a pill a day to keep me going…but I have chosen to own it.
Living with any illness is not easy…however, we have to choose to fight. Trust me being positive is sometimes impossible these days but I have come to realise that having a bad day once in a while is ok.
I have also had to learn that somethings are just out of my control…I have to let go and let God!
Talking about it helps tons…so I have chosen to share this little bit of me today.
P.s: A huge thank you to each and every person who has taken the time to read my posts. It is so amazing to read your positive feedback.