Battling Depression & Anxiety

I guess I've always been battling either depression or anxiety. I can remember being young, maybe 3-4 years old and having sad feelings-intensely sad feelings. I was always very afraid and anxious. I remember feeling very alone because my Mom was battling depression at the same time, and yet I didn't know it. I just felt so alone-she didn't have the energy to parent me, and that scares me right now because I have a yound 3 year old daughter, and I'm doing everything to make sure her daily life is good. However, I'm still afraid I'll mess her up.

I'm not sure how to live with this. I use exercise, ususally running to help, and it works for the most part. However, I've been having trouble getting out there everyday. I've been on leave from work for over a year, and I'm lost. I wish there was more support locally.

That's all I can think of for today.
SDoyle123 SDoyle123
46-50, F
1 Response May 22, 2012

I also had parents battling mental illness so remember feeling sad and anxious from a young age, I'm with you on that. Sorry to hear you don't have local support I do know there are good, reputable mental health websites and helplines that can help if you're struggling.<br />