I have had some recent experiences that lead me to this post today. I feel like crying because I know there are so many of you out there who are suffering with depression and/or anxiety. I feel like crying because I know how hopeless and helpless the feeling is. I know how exhausting it is pretend nothing is wrong when inside is a ball of chaos, of disbelief, of wondering why this is happening.
I know what it is like to have medication work for awhile and then either 1) it stops working, or 2) you wonder if you can escape the side effects of one medication by trying another. I know what it feels like to think there is never going to be another option, that hopeless and unhappy are just going to be how it is or the benefits of medication are still worth the price of the side effects.
I know. I’ve been there. I heard the talk: depression is a chemical imbalance. It’s genetic. The best way to deal with it is medication and therapy. I heard it just today. What I saw and heard left no hope for leaving depression in the dust. It left no hope for overcoming.
My heart weeps for those who believe there is no other choice because I am living proof that there is another choice. It’s a level 2 choice: finding the roots to the illness. Level 3 is learning what to do with the root causes. Level 4 is actually doing something about it. Level 5 is moving into healing. I thoroughly enjoy coaching individuals who are ready to move to level 2.
Are you ready? It matters–for you and for everyone you influence!