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

In 2010, I escaped from four long years of deep, dark depression. This blog shares lessons I learned from those years as depicted in my autobiography - How I Escaped from Depression - as well as other insights about depression and anxiety that only come from someone who has gone through it. When you have a heart attack, you become an expert in heart attacks. When you have diabetes, you become an expert in that condition. As such, I am an expert in depression, with a four-year experiential degree and graduate studies in how to live a life going forward that keeps the ever-lurking Depression at a healthy distance.
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