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As I have been feeling better the last couple of months I just wanted to share a few things.
I find it important to constantly remind yourself that you are NOT alone in this - It is an real illness that many many people suffer with - although everyones experience is different, we all know how it can make us feel.
It is NOT permanant. I have suffered on & off for 9 years - I have been so low I thought I would never be able to get my life back & at times I didn't even want to. It is ok not to be ok.
You deserve to be happy. Depession can make you feel worthless & alone & like there is no point in getting out of bed in the morning but we are STILL here because we know we deserve to be happy, we know we can be happy & we know there are people that love & need us.
Look after yourself - If you need time alone, or a break then take it. YOUR MENTAL HEALTH SHOULD BE YOUR PRIORITY! We have to be selfish sometimes. Some days I don't even want to speak to anyone or answer my phone so I don't. If you're feeling like you can't face the world right now then take time to mentally build youself up to it.
Although other people might not understand what we go through, we tend to be harder on ourselves than anyone else - the fact that we are all still fighting everyday & we keep going just shows how strong we are. It might not seem like it right now but we are AMAZING for being able to battle with this.
Hold on to anything that gives you any happiness even if it is temporary.
If you feel yourself slipping or going to a dark place then act on it - speak to us, do something you enjoy, distract yourself, ride it out until you feel better.
These are all things we've heard a million times & sounds very cliche - but it's all true.
You are worth it, you deserve & you WILL be happy.
Love & support to you all
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