My senior year of high school, I would drive home from school on my windy and hilly road and I would speed up a bit. I would think, What if I just went off the road? What if I got injured and was in the hospital for awhile? What if?
That was dark, I know. But the truth is we all go to dark places at some point in our life.
I was in a dark place at that time. I didn’t know what was going on with me and I felt like no one understood me, especially those close to me. I pushed away friends and family. I was mean to people.
I was too embarrassed to share my dark times with people in the past. They would judge me, right?
What is depression?
I have since found new perspectives on depression. I have been to dark places since my senior year of high school.
I have always found it funny that our culture talks about ‘depression’ like it’s this thing that some people have and others don’t. I don’t agree.
I don’t agree that it can be fixed by medication.
I don’t agree that it can be fixed by talk therapy.
I think sometimes it just naturally gets better over time, but those wounds that caused the depression still remain.
Depression & Anxiety come up when there is a need for healing.
In this weeks episode I share my experiences with depression and take on what it actually is and what to do about it.
Please share your experiences or thoughts in the comments below.