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Breaking from Depression

Living with depression isn’t something to wish upon anyone. Everyone should have a chance to the live the life they want to live without emotional hurt or constant sadness.  Dealing with depression means doing something productive that keeps depression from taking over you. You shouldn’t feel ashamed or embarrassed if you want to improve yourself, but take it as a sign of hope and light from within that you want to see change. It takes hard work, diligence, and persistence to fight depression. To look at things in life in a better light is a battle worth fighting for. – Tanisha Herrin

Depression is more than “feeling blue.”  Thoughts of feeling sad, worthless, and alone can be overwhelming and prolonged.  It affects people for so many reasons, and in some cases, the cause is not known. Most people experience depression at least once during their lifetime. Others experience reoccurring episodes.

If you’re dealing with depression, you’re not alone. According to the CDC (Centers for Disease Control), roughly 1 in 10 Americans have depression. Each year more people are getting diagnosed at a rate that increases by 20 percent!

The good news is you can do something about it. It requires significant effort on your part to recover through understanding and a great support system. Since depression affects how you live daily, it is important to know your options to encourage healthy living so you can get back to your daily activities.

As you determine the best course of action toward your road to recovery, it is important to stay motivated, continue gaining knowledge on how to take care of yourself, and be open to support from others including family, friends, and a medical professional or mental health specialist.

This blog will feature a variety of content on depression, healthy living, and self-improvement for informative guidance purposes. 

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