182. Depression is Depressing

As year after year of my depression dragged on, it seemed this would be my lot in life until I died, and I hoped that event would come sooner rather than later.

Then came a day when, not with a resounding voice, but more with a whimper, I cried out, “This is enough. I give up.” And so started my healing, not because I pulled myself up by my bootstraps but because I knew I had to depend on forces outside of myself – medication, psychotherapy, friends, and the Holy Spirit.

I stand before you today healed of depression and with a ministry to help those who are on the same track I was on, with that terrible affliction of soul called depression.

About Patrick Day

triumphoverdepression.org This blog is my ministry to support those who are depressed, in gratefulness for my having overcome major depression. Read "About Patrick Day" just to the right of "home" on the top of the blog site to find out more particulars about me. I retired from a career in higher education, where I served as Dean of Instruction, and promptly moved into a life of purposelessness and despair for five years, finally coming out on the other side. I am now an author, a business and life coach, a writer of this blog, and a volunteer for various organizations. What I write about in this blog is not hypothetical comments on depression. I have been there, felt the horrible pain, had my life disrupted, and experienced everything that I write about. I pray that I may be a blessing to you.
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