There was another story of suicide in the news. It's heartbreaking! As someone who has dealt with anxiety and depression my entire life, I know how difficult it can be to push past those moments of despair, especially when it seems like there is no end. I literally want to wrap my arms around anyone dealing with depression and anxiety and tell them to keep going. I know it's hard, but there is life beyond what you are feeling. Hang in there and keep going! (it is easier said than done, I know all too well).
There is so much beauty to life and in finding yourself and moving beyond the despair. It doesn't happen overnight, and I cannot say those remnants of depression and anxiety won't invade your thoughts now and again, but it is possible to become stronger, love yourself, feel love, and to find peace in this life. For anyone who doesn't feel worthy, I wish you knew how beautiful you truly are. It took me a little over 35 yrs to really get to a place where depression did not consume me and another 8 yrs for the anxiety to all but disappear. It seems like a lifetime, but there is so much life to live.
I am excited about continuing to share the knowledge and experiences I've gained in hopes of touching someone, anyone who feels as though their life is not worth living. Sometimes the most beautiful smiles hide the darkest pain. Life is worth living, and you are worthy of a great life! If you or anyone you know suffers from depression or anxiety, there are resources available to help.
Here is the link to the story in the news this morning.