Thursday, March 24, 2016

Depression: The Big Black Dog

This video has such an accurate description of depression that I had to share and I urge you to share this video as well. I believe that mental health needs to be brought into the conversation and the stigma needs to be taken away.

Lately, I have been more vocal about my own experience with postpartum depression by talking about it amongst people I know personally—even occasionally posting about it on Facebook. I will admit, I do sometimes worry that others will judge me—and I know that some have but there are many more who have talked to me about their own experiences with mental illness. Ultimately, I know there are many others out there like me and it is for these people that I speak out.

If you are depressed or have any other mental illness, please know you are not alone. You do not need to be ashamed. You are not weak. You do need to seek help because you are worth it. Life does get better. You are stronger than you think you are right now—any doubts you are having about yourself are from that “big black dog”. Ignore him.

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