I Suffer From Depression and Not Going to Hide it

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I have been on hiatus for a while. I needed time to collect my thoughts and change around my site. I lost traffic and interest over the past month but that is okay. I needed that time to evaluate things and now that I have done that, I know what to do.

I stopped doing my podcasts. I felt there was no more room in my life for them. It served its purpose at the time. Not anymore. I will write the occasional post on social media. However, I will mostly be writing posts about depression, mental health, grief and death, and anything else that I decide to write about. Is that depressing? No because it is reality of life. It is time to stop hiding from all of that. I felt that only focusing on writing posts that are business and social media related wasn’t allowing me to really express who I am. I lost passion in this site because of that. It all started feeling like a lie. Keeping up with the blog felt like a chore, not something I was passionate about. That is not how it should have been felt so things needed to change.

The truth is that so many business owners are afraid to admit that they may be dealing with depression or any other mental illness. If they admit this part of themselves, they are afraid they are making themselves vulnerable and allowing themselves to be judged. Maybe they are right. However, if they are being judged, then those judging them are not worth doing business with, don’t you agree? I don’t want to be doing business with or friends with anyone who refuses to see past the stigma. People who refuse to see past the stigma are ignorant and I don’t want to associate with ignorant people.

Many sources have stated that approximately 350 million people worldwide suffer from depression. Depression is not sadness, as sadness is a temporary emotion that everyone feels from time to time – and are able to overcome the feeling in a short period of time. Depression is extreme sadness that is never ending, and it affects your ability to enjoy things, overall well-being and self esteem in a negative way. Depression comes in different forms and can range in severity from mild mood fluctuations but functional to being completely non-functional and being unable to leave home. Women are more likely to suffer from depression than men, but it affects everyone in general. It is a leading cause of disability everywhere, and if depression is not treated, it can lead to suicide.

The good news is, there are treatments for depression. Medication is can be tough because the side effects are usually quite adverse, but there are therapies available that can be quite effective. Depression is just as much of a serious illness as cancer. However, if the person who is affected by depression is willing to recover, it can happen. It will take a lot of work and the kind of work that it takes is a lot more complicated than just thinking positive thoughts.

I suffer from depression, and I am no where near recovered, but I am working towards it. It is a very rough ride but no one said anything in life is easy. Depression to be is another bull to be taken by the horns.

If you are looking for natural ways to treat this mental illness, then you may want to look for the best kratom for depression. I believe in natural medicine and this has been known to help many sufferers. There is no reason to live a lower quality of life due to depression.

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7 Responses to I Suffer From Depression and Not Going to Hide it

  1. Lesly Federici October 4, 2015 at 1:53 pm #

    Hi Miriam,
    Well, welcome back. I am grateful to see the “you” behind all the business and marketing stuff. I totally understand what you’re saying. A month or so ago, I shared some personal stuff that was going on in my life – the need to share who I am behind the scenes and it was very helpful. It freed me from a feeling of “hiding” and not being my real self online. It’s a healthy and bold move to do so. Many people suffer from depression, including myself over the years and I have found ways to help me cope with it – writing in journals, and meditation , learning that made a huge difference in my life. So, there are ways to learn how to work with it, and even break out of it. So glad you have returned to PAC and I look forward to your future posts .. much love to you…
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    • Miriam October 5, 2015 at 12:40 am #

      Thanks for sharing as well Lesly, thanks also for commenting. I am starting to really express who I am. My future posts will be less about business, and more about family, mental health and even the realities of death. The mask is off.

  2. Andrea Ansari October 26, 2015 at 12:52 am #

    Hey Miriam, wish you all the best. Have you heard that a radical improvement of nutrition can help lessen depression or even make it go away? Not that I know anything in detail, just some “food for thought”… If I were affected I’d do more research on effects on alkaline diet and vitamine b on depression.
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  3. Edward Thorpe November 8, 2015 at 2:39 am #

    Hi Miriam,

    Kudos for getting touch with your reality and being brave enough to let it all hang out.

    You’ve made a friend here.

    I often talk about my mental & physical challenges on my blog. Kinda scary, at first.

    It’s trite, but just make it through today!
    Edward
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    • Miriam November 11, 2015 at 9:33 pm #

      Thank you Edward, it is scary but it needs to be out there.

  4. Luis Cruz Diaz January 17, 2016 at 2:39 am #

    Hi Miriam,

    It takes guts and courage to recognize and accept the fact that, in millions of lives around the world, “Depresion” is a fact of life and that is up to each and everyone of us to understand, cope and master our personal level and severity of depresion.

    Anybody can take the easy way out, but it takes real courage, will power and self confidence that only you can evoke from your mind and inner spirit to overcome and re-invent yourself.

    I know I did and I am constanly reassuring myself that I am strong with the help of The Almighty and will be victorious one day at a time.

    Great to be Connected, Thanks.

    Luis

    • Miriam January 18, 2016 at 9:26 pm #

      Thanks for the comment Luis. I wish you the very best.

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