My Most Valuable Lessons About Depression, Anxiety, And Abuse
Please have a look at the bottom of this post for the definitions of depression, anxiety, and abuse before reading further.
It can be very difficult to talk about the things that run through your mind, especially if you are dealing with depression, anxiety, or abuse and I applaud those who speak out about these problems. I for one, have talked about my experiences so much that at times I began to feel like people are tired of hearing my story. However, I am encouraged because I know there are people out there who need to hear my story, and know that they are not alone and that they have hope.
I am not speaking about depression and anxiety alone but also to those who have been in abusive relationships and constant trauma. It is very hard to come out and talk about these things when you have gotten used to dealing with these issues by yourself and now begin to see them as a part of who you are. It can be very difficult coming out and saying "yes, I have been abused" or "yes,…