depression

Living Inside of Your Own Head

Have you ever been in a crowded room and felt overwhelmingly alone?

Have you ever felt like begging someone to be there for you, listen to you, but fear being a burden on their seemingly happy life?

Do you feel like it's just a fairy tale to one day become truly happy?

There is a daily feeling of emptiness, shame, and being Worthless.

I was Depressed. But Then, I Fell in Love with My Body.

They say that marriage is the most beautiful thing that can happen to you. I agree. The first flush of love taking over you, the butterflies fluttering around in your tummy, and the experience of everything being rosy makes life blissful. Even as my honeymoon period had taken off, and was soaring at 35,000 feet above sea level, I conceived. The fact that my body had performed the miracle of seeding a tiny little human was enough to push my happiness level to 70,000 feet.

But, little did I know that it was all about to come crashing down.

Five Things in my Toolbox

I started medication at the age of six for anxiety, depression and OCD, and I was diagnosed with bipolar disorder at the age of 17. After searching for answers, following many bouts of depression and hopelessness, I decided to escape the emotional jail built for me. About eighteen months ago, I did a complete 18. Below are a few things from my “toolbox” that have helped me live a life I never thought possible. I spent all those years looking for someone or something to save me, all I needed was to look within myself.

Selena

Today, performer Selena Gomez announced she will be cancelling the remainder of her world tour, taking time off to deal with depression, anxiety, and panic attacks. She described the issues she was tackling as stemming from her lupus.

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