Jo Clutton maneuvers through 30 years of depression with an unsupportive family. It took a medication crisis to start her road to recovery and enable her to make the decision to distance herself from her remaining family members.
Iris shares her story of depression and suicide ideation and how she got help.
Dericka Miller shares the story of how her controlling boyfriend led her to depression and how leaving helped her get her life back.
Arianne shares how her stay in a psychiatric hospital saved her life.
Lucy finds herself in front of a doctor who assumes a self-help book will fix her troubles when all she’s looking for is a prescription refill for the psychotropic she takes for anxiety and depression.
The other day, I was scrolling through my Twitter feed and I saw a tweet that got me thinking more about my depression than I ever had before. It said, in essence, that depression isn’t being perpetually sad. It’s being continually numb. That definitely hit me hard, as I’d never sat back and evaluated exactly how I felt or how it might be affecting the relationships in my life. I know that I’d never really had a long-term romantic interest, but I never thought to connect that to my mental health.
Raped in her freshman year of college, Laurie couldn’t find anyone to help her get justice. Her mental health spiralled downward. After 4 years of crying for help, it took 1 person to notice for her to begin to fight her way out.