Did you know that October is Depression Awareness Month?
When October hits many people think of the color pink because it’s also Breast Cancer Awareness Month. I used to also. But now I think of green which is the color of Depression Awareness Month.
I always knew depression was a very real and very serious issue for millions of people. But I never really KNEW what it felt like until I had what I prefer now to think of as “a most unfortunate series of events” last fall.
Sure, I have always been on the moodier side and definitely prone to having many blue days. But one day I woke up and it felt like just opening my eyes was like the most monumental feat ever. Moving my body was like wading through tons of thick molasses. I cried constantly for no apparent reason. I was anxious and restless but couldn’t do anything more than shower and sit for weeks. This hit me so hard and so out of the blue it was really scary. I believe now my depression was caused by a hormonal imbalance and I was also going through a period of many physical illnesses all at once.
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