I write about dealing with depression on Honest Mom because is simply not talked about enough. And it needs to be.
My ultimate goal is to help lift the stigma of depression through my writing while helping other moms to feel less alone in their battles with the chronic illness.
I have had three occurrences of depression in my life. My third recurrence has been a doozy. It started four years ago with post-partum depression and it’s never quite gone away. New symptoms pop up, go into remission, manifest as something new. I have good weeks and months and terrible weeks and months. The nature of the beast I deal with is that I never know when I will start feeling better or worse. Happily, right now I’m doing really well.
By writing about my struggles I hope to connect with those of you in the same boat: Moms who are battling depression, anxiety, irritability, sadness that creeps in, often inexplicably. Moms who wonder every day, why? Why, when everything in our lives seems fine – even great – why, why do we feel this way?
My therapist tells me that 100% of the moms she sees ask that very question.
So know that if you ask it, too, you are not alone. And I hope reading my blog posts will encourage you to share your story so we can keep chipping away at the stigma of depression.
Honest Mom blog posts about depression and anxiety