Managing Depression While Going Through Tough Times
My My My, this summer has been one for the record books. Everything I thought I was going to do I didn’t get to do, and things didn’t even know was going to happen happened.
While the past few months have been challenging, so was managing my depression.
I can’t lie, my depression has been fairly mild despite the fact all that happened this summer. I have been doing a lot of praying, meditating and asking God to help me recognize my triggers and symptoms early on so I don’t become overwhelmed by them.
There were a few times when I just couldn’t fight the good fight and I gave in the whatever depressive state I was in. That’s okay. I just felt whatever it was I felt and did whatever it was I needed to do. Whether that was to cry, yell, or stay in bed.
I did whatever I needed to do to feel better.
A lot of praying, reading the Word, being in the presence of God, and a lot of self-care got me through those tough days.
How do you manage your depression when you are going through tough times? Let us know in the comment section below.
May God be with you until we meet again.
African Americans women are more likely to suffer from depression but are less likely to be treated for depression due to the cultural stigma of mental illness in the Black community, feelings of shame and embarrassment, lack of health insurance, and lack of understanding of the illness. Our people need to start talking about depression. We don’t have to suffer in silence. It’s time for me, you, all of us, who suffer from depression to admit we are hurting and struggling mentally. I’m standing here today to say I am a black woman, a wife, a mother, and I suffer from depression. I pray with me being open, honest and vulnerable about my depression another black woman will find the courage to talk about her depression too