Depression is a monster that I struggle with everyday…but I fight hard to not let it overcome me! God has been teaching me little ways to gain some relief from that horrible feeling of being stuck in a pit. I know that not every person who battles depression experiences it in the same way, or fights it in the same way. But I wanted to share these ideas that … Continue reading 10 Ways to Ease Depression
There have often been times in my life when I’ve struggled with “gray areas” – areas in which there is some form of confusion, debate, or uncertainty. One of those areas has been with mental illness. I grew up learning the Christian faith. I went to a Christian grade school, a Christian high school, and a Christian college. I went to church almost every week. … Continue reading Gray Areas
It’s not wanting to get out of bed in the morning – and sometimes I don’t. It’s a cloudiness in my mind that just sucks the life out of my thoughts and emotions. It’s wanting to isolate myself from other people. It’s desiring to stay inside the house because it’s kind of my “safe place.” It’s putting on a smile when I’m around others so they don’t know I’m not feeling … Continue reading What Does Depression Feel Like?