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We have all encountered times of sadness in our life, but is it true that depression is really so much more than that? Absolutely. I’ve dealt with it myself because it runs in my genes. My new good friend and business associate, Stephanie Woods speaks out below about her real life encounter with depression and offers a little bit of insight into letting the light back in.
Depression has a way of sneaking up on me like it has so often in the past. I spent a long time in that dark place unable to see a way out. It is difficult to describe to someone who has never experienced it. I felt so utterly isolated. For me it came out of no where at a time when I was a young wife and mother. Life was supposed to be treating me well. Why did I feel like crawling into bed and never coming out? At an all time low, I locked myself in the bathroom after putting the kids to bed and cut my wrists a little bit. I say a little bit because they were no where near fatal wounds. But they were an outward expression of the pain I was feeling. My husband came home from work shortly after I did this and called 911. Being unhappy by myself was bad enough but going through psych evaluations through the ER…even worse. Their intentions were well meaning but I felt even more alone there than before. There was nothing they could do to fix me. I knew I needed help so I reached out a lot in the months following this incident. It was the hardest thing I have ever done because I didn’t want help but knew I needed it. Talking to people was the last thing that I wanted to do but it was necessary. I reached out to friends, church family, counselors, support groups, anyone who would listen. I believe that God put the right people on the receiving end of those calls. It didn’t happen in an instant but eventually things started to seem a little brighter and my world didn’t seem so dark and cold. I still struggle at times with depression. It rears its ugly head quite often in my life. But I know that for me it means darkness and as soon as I recognize it, I do what I can to let light in.
- Stephanie Woods
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