Speaking From Experience

I don't know for sure if I overcame depression. I am not sure if that it is even possible. But I do know I am a million times better off then I ever have been before. I don't feel depressed any more. Far from it! I love life, and I love being alive, and each morning I am grateful that I have woken up again to experience all I can that day (until I realise I have work haha!).

I was depressed for a hell of a long time, too long. I was lonely, I was angry, and I felt like I had no way out of the hole I was in. That was why I came to EP in the first place. But nothing really changed.

But that changed? How, I am not really sure. I didn't see a doctor or 'shrink', I didn't go on meds, I didn't talk about it any more then before. But I need change my mindset. I saw where I was heading, I saw how depression was effecting me and my life. So I did something about it. I got my head straight. I got my mindset right. And I dragged myself out of the hole I was creating because I wanted to. I got up and changed and I am not looking back.

Now days, I believe I am a very inspried and driven young man. I am pushing myself, and finding myself in the process. Depression is in the past for me I belive. I won't forget it, I have learnt from it and moved on. And I am not going back, not ever.
TheWanderingSupertramp TheWanderingSupertramp 22-25, M 2 Responses Jul 9, 2012

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You are spot on there CrazyHippieChick. It effects people in very different ways (and I am not in any way saying how I did it was right). I think we just need to keep working at it, and chipping away a little bit at a time. I think that's the problem with a lot of people though, impatience. We got to take our time with these things, and keep moving forward one step at a time.

Thanks for the comment!

depression sucks. and we all deal with it differently.

it took meds, therapy, and falling in love for the first time for me to able to say, my depression is under control.

i still struggle with bulimia nervosa, but now that depression isn't boggling me down as much as it once did, i have hope for myself.

and it comes and goes for me, but there's a new outlook i feel. life is about so much more than depression.

great post reecey :D