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  1. Melissa
    January 28, 2013

    Wow, does this resonate with me. My deep depression also started for me around the age of 13. It was something, I think, that to this day is not understood by my family (who still bring up what a ‘problem teen’ I was without bringing up any of the illness I was suffering… I’ve been told that they hope my own child won’t cause me so much ‘grief’… Oy!). This past year I finally was able to put a clinical name to my depression (PMSD). Wow, it made all the difference in the world knowing that I wasn’t alone. Bravo to Toni for telling her story!

    • Talon
      January 28, 2013

      I hope it’s helpful to people to get to know others and to put a face on it.

  2. Carole Applegarth
    January 28, 2013

    What has helped me so much is a Chi Machine, not one of the knockoff’s. It gets my body and my mind going, been using it since 1999, just wanted to share:)

  3. Dalene
    January 29, 2013

    What a brave post Toni, thank you so much for sharing this all. A lot of what you said has resonated with me, although not as all-encompassing, I have gone through a form of PTSD and your description of your feelings have really hit home.
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  4. Melanie Murrish
    January 29, 2013

    Great post-I remember a family member telling me to put on some make-up to make me feel better; it was then I relalised how misunderstood I was. Thanks for sharing.x

    • Talon
      January 29, 2013

      Put on some make-up? *shakes my head*

  5. Katie
    January 30, 2013

    I booked a 3-wk trip to South Africa (first visit) as I was sinking into my latest cloud of depression this summer, and I hit a whole new depth 2 weeks later. I was nervous how I’d be on a group overland tour (picked to force myself into a routine – eating, sleeping, doing) when I was still undermedicated, but once I was there…I was in my element, and there was a sense of peace and rightness even though South Africa itself is such a strange land. It has me re-evaluating how I’m living so I can have more stretches of feeling normal.

  6. Jeremy
    February 1, 2013

    Wow Toni, I never knew!!!
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