I was 19, at university, many would say plenty of future opportunities. So why did I feel so bad? What was this term depression that I had been diagnosed with and taking medication to treat? What could I do to feel better?
At 20, I attempted suicide. It seemed the only way to stop how I was feeling. A long chat with a Community Psychiatric Nurse the day after helped me start to understand how I was feeling and why I was feeling that way.
It took time, but I was able to stop taking medication and control my emotions and feelings myself. I never expected the depression to return. Which it did at the age of 26. And stayed for two years. Only starting to go when I quit the job I had been in for five and a half years but had been making me miserable.
This is my story. Through the dark times. Through the light times. To the light at the end of the tunnel and future possibilities.
I have moved on now and would like to thank all those who read my blog. I'd like to leave what I wrote here as it may be helpful to others. Thanks very much.
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