My Most Valuable Lessons About Depression, Anxiety, And Abuse

987 Words Nov 2nd, 2015 4 Pages
This blog post is inspired by a young man whom I have known from afar. From him, I learned one of my most valuable lessons, that you never really know what someone is going through until they choose to give you just a taste. People mask pain daily. Every day, lies such as the common phrase “I’m fine” is given in response to the question “How are you?” but the real answer is “I 'm not fine and I don 't know why”, “I’m not fine and I can’t tell you why” or “I’m not fine and I am scared to tell you why”.
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,…

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