Wednesday, April 14, 2010
Ahhh... life. Laughter. Love. Longing. All great L words that combine in Life.
I've learned to appreciate life a little more. For a long time I had serious depression and anxiety. I still battle anxiety, but I am no longer on meds for depression. I've had to change my outlook on life, to view the positive, fight the negative and reinforce myself as a human being.
Why am I telling you this? It is important. It is something I share because I truly want to help others with these issues. I wrote an article on Living With Depression and Anxiety. The one that has the most views is The Importance of Communicating With Your Children.
I wont' go in to a lot here. You can read if you like. I'm not afraid of sharing something like this if it can help someone else out there. Therapists aren't exactly experts unless they've gone through similar situations in their own life. It is hard for people to understand what others go through unless they've lived it themselves. Especially something as severe as depression. It is still a battle, but one I willingly fight these days. I have much to live for.
Favorite Band: Linkin Park. Favorite Movie: Legend.
Posted by Mel Chesley at 7:00 AM