Testimonies of Life

Encouragement for a God-Centered Life


June 23, 2017

How I Got Out of Depression Without Medication

Now listen, I’m not saying that medication is completely unnecessary or that I never feel depressed now.

Please don’t think I speak louder than your doctor.

To me, medication is overrated with too many unknown side affects.

The stigma behind depression is that our hormones are off and that is what causes depression.

Learning to cope with an imbalanced hormonal mindset is the hardest thing to do and not everyone can do it. It is a choice. You and only you can make the choice of how  you want to feel.

There is nothing wrong with feeling down, sad or unhappy.

I don’t want to disregard anyone’s emotions. That is however what they are, emotions. They are temporary. They don’t have to be continual. So you wake up feeling panicked about your day ahead. Take a breath, think it out, then say out loud that this is God’s will and do what you need to do. If you have a huge list ahead, just do one thing that you know can get done.

Don’t give up. You are loved. If you are wondering where the people are in your life that love you, reach out to someone close. Ask them to talk with you personally and if they are willing to do just that then they love you and care about what you have to say. If they are not willing to do that then they are not interested in caring about your feelings and you know not to go to them next time.

There are people put in your sphere of influence that will genuinely care and there are those that don’t. It is up to you to find out who they are and if there is no one, move on, find a new group or job or volunteer to make new connections. You don’t have to stay stuck in a life that was never meant for you.

God meant for you to be joyful, however He did not mean for this life to be easy. There is nothing easy in this life, however the burden is lightened when we give it to the only one who can handle everything, God.

I fight depression constantly but I have been reading and learning as much about myself and things that I am interested in to make a better life for my kids and I.

You can too!

I’m always available if you need a friend.

Psalm 34:18 18The LORD is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.

Also read:

Creating Joy from Trials

Surviving the Storm

 

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