I want to show you there is hope!
I have started this blog because since I was a child I have struggled with severe depression. I went through most of my life feeling unloved, not lovable, without purpose and completely miserably sad. Then as time went on my moods began to rapidly fluctuate, my depression deepened and my life got out of hand.
I am, in my way, summing up my life to share with others who may have the same struggles with depression and moods that I have had since I was a small child or people who have children suffering from a similar illness. I was diagnosed Bipolar2, with rapid cycling moods in my early 30′s! This illness had been with me since the beginning but really got out of hand when I was a teenager.
I am now 42 yrs old and I am here to say, “you too can choose to be happy”. I have discovered over the last 6 years that happiness is truly a choice, your thought process really has a big part in how happy you are or aren’t. I want everyone to know there is HOPE! It’s work to get through it but you will be happy.
I will also share with you that my oldest daughter (15 yrs old now) has also been diagnosed with the same illness and has been in treatment since she was 7 yrs old. She is doing well but has to struggle with the depression daily. I care for her and my youngest daughter (12 yrs old) who at this time diagnosed with depression/anxiety. Hopefully it won’t progress past that.
My goals are to encourage sufferers of mental illness to get treatment, stick with treatment, know with hard work you can change things, each of us are stronger than we know, you won’t ever be perfect but really who is? Be open and honest with all your doctors/therapists. Ask for help it is out there!! People do care and I urge the people in the lives of someone mentally ill to support them and understand it isn’t personal against you.
Come join me in spreading HOPE to everyone who is affected by or struck with mental illness!When the World says Give up, Hope Whispers Try One More Time!