Should I actually admit it? To my family? To my friends? To my coworkers? To the general public all around the world?
I am depressed. I cannot control it. I am ashamed, and I afraid of being judged. I don’t want to be thought of as weak.
So, what am I going to do about it? Well, I started by going to my family doctor last week. He has prescribed a lightweight medication to start and recommended regular exercise (also on my transformation list, for other reasons).
I also need to be more openminded about what depression means. I don’t want to be pressured by what John Q. Public “thinks” depression means. I don’t know why depression has the big back cloud over it that it does. BAHAHA I think we all fall prey to this kind of thing over the span of a lifetime. I simply don’t want it to consume me…
Now, I have found this really cool website with some helpful resources (http://www.12step.com/articles/12-step-lifestyle/12-step-program-depression). At first glance of http://www.depressedanon.com, it seemed way over what I needed. Then I saw it! A 12-step plan for depression? Who knew, right?! I think I might check this out.