Depression is a battle like no other.

You fight to go to work; you fight to socialize; you fight to get yourself out of bed.

You fight the tears that just want to stream down your face.

You fight the silence.

You fight to hold on.

Everything seems so big and so overwhelming.

We don’t choose to be depressed, and we go through trauma; we go through grief, heartache, or fear.

We can’t just switch off when we feel like it.

It comes on so fast.

It drained us mentally, emotionally, physically when we lose structure and routine in our lives.

It’s hard to find the motivation to get out of bed, get out of the sad stage.

We tend to have walls up around us.

Sometimes we don’t want to talk to anyone because that too it’s so draining.

We have to be willing not to surrender, and we have to be ready to fight for ourselves.

No one else can get us through this but ourselves.

We only know what we know.

We only feel how we need to feel.

It’s up to us to change the approach.

How are we going to get out of this?

How are we going to move forward?

What is our plan for action?

How can we choose to rise above this?

What strategies can we use that will be effective in the journey of healing and overcoming depression.

Our strategies are all going to be unique because we are all different.

We need to take it step by step, and we need to keep pushing our feet forward.

We are learning to relive and restructure our lives so we can be healthy.

You never surrender to the disease.

You chose to be kind and loving with yourself and problem solve and make a plan.

Find your purpose; find what brings a smile to your face.

No, not every day is going to be rainbows and sunshine. We all have our days, our moments.

What doesn’t hurt us will make us stronger.

We have to believe that with pain comes strength.

It’s okay not to be okay.

It’s also okay to keep pushing and moving, call your friend, call your counselor, find what makes you sparkle and shine.

Find what gives hope during times of despair.

Don’t let depression win this battle; you can win it by overcoming it and
reaching out when you feel at your lowest.

You will get to the finish line as long as you stay determined and motivated.

Breathe, fall apart when needed, don’t allow it to be the permanent result.

Make the call to rise above.

Dig deep self reflect. Love yourself and know that you’re worth it.

I am fighting for you.

I believe In you.

Here are some resources that can help you when you find yourself struggling,
reach out. Things can get better and you can get stronger. The choice is yours
Depression Resources:

● understanding-and-finding-help-for-depression/
● mental-health-services/mental-health-get-help.html
● Government of Canada/ Hope and Wellness Line: 1-855-242-3310
● Mental Health Commission 613-683-3755
● Canadian Crisis Hotline 1-888-353-2273