I've been suffering from depression and anxiety since I was six years old. It started with a traumatic event. I was molested by a family member several times throughout the year. I never told anyone about it until I was 16. I had destructive behaviors in my teens, but my parents always thought that was "normal" behavior. The first person I told was my boyfriend, who I really liked and felt safe talking to about what happened to me. He was very sympathetic, and still is. I´m now 26 years old and we are still together.
I've been suffering from depression and anxiety since I was six years old. I was molested by a family member several times throughout the year. I never told anyone about it until I was 16.
Three years ago I was diagnosed with depression, and I've been followed by a psychologist and doctors for almost two years. It has been a roller coaster because of the medications, since I became sick with the one I was taking. I am doing better every day, but it is still a struggle for everyone around me. They don't understand. No matter what I say or do, they still think that it is very easy to feel better and it’s all a matter of emotional strength, which apparently I don't have. They don't understand how hard it is to go to therapy sessions and hear other people’s stigmas about depression. I have no one to talk about it. I think this project is a very good idea because there are so many people that need to vent their feelings and have no one to talk to about them. I have hope, and so should you!