Let’s talk about Depression

November 22, 2016 in Recovery

Hi guys and happy Tuesday! Thank you all for your love and support on my last post. Truly means the world to me to have y’all here for me through my good times and my bad times.

I had a good weekend, spent time with my best friend, boyfriend, and my best friends from HS visited. 🙂 Hit a low on Sunday but I made it through like I always do.

Today I want to talk about something that isn’t talked about enough…. depression. For those of you who don’t know, I was diagnosed with clinical depression when I was 16. I am still on meds, and I still face my battles with depression. And I am in the midst of one now.

“Depression is like drowning. Except you can see everyone else around you breathing.”

Depression isn’t anything to be ashamed of. What I’m feeling is not anything to be ashamed of. It is okay to not be okay.

Thank you for listening friends, and to listening to what I have been struggling with and what’s been going on in my life.

My life is great, and this is just a little bump in the road like I always say. I just need to get over it, and I know I can.

You’ll have moments when you feel like a lion, and moments when you feel like a mouse. Just know that no matter how you feel, you still have a heartbeat and a soul worthy of love, so learn to roar even when you feel small, because you are more than the feelings you may have.”

Now tell me:

Do you struggle with depression? 

Happy Tuesday loves <3 Have a good day!
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  • Reply Krista Fernandes November 22, 2016 at 4:20 pm

    You are so strong Alyssa “this too shall pass”

    • Reply Krista Fernandes November 22, 2016 at 4:23 pm

      even when you don’t feel like it

      • Reply Alyssa November 28, 2016 at 2:50 am

        i love you krista, thank you so much <3

  • Reply steph November 22, 2016 at 4:30 pm

    Wow wonderful, such a bright and insightful girl. I am glad your hard work with studying for your test payed off, I know sometimes it doesn’t but this time it did! So I hope that is put into your proud of yourself happy category! Love you Liissy! To the moon and back

    • Reply Alyssa November 28, 2016 at 2:51 am

      I love you Mom, thank you so much!!

  • Reply Emily November 22, 2016 at 11:28 pm

    Sometimes Lyss, I think the devil attacks us by putting lies into our heads, and JESUS Christ is ENOUGH! He is our righteousness, and even if we weren’t able to do anything, He is STILL our Lord and Savior. And He will be with you in this valley. <3 His love for you will never change.

    I know those times of sadness Lyss; they are so real, and I'm so thankful that you share every part of you, because that encourages me to be 100% honest with all the highs and lows. <3

    Romans 8:31-39, '31 What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us?

    32 He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not with him also freely give us all things?

    33 Who shall lay any thing to the charge of God's elect? It is God that justifieth.

    34 Who is he that condemneth? It is Christ that died, yea rather, that is risen again, who is even at the right hand of God, who also maketh intercession for us.

    35 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?

    36 As it is written, For thy sake we are killed all the day long; we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter.

    37 Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us.

    38 For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come,

    39 Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.'

    Love you so much. <3 Undeserving of you and grateful for you.
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  • Reply Michal November 23, 2016 at 1:46 am

    Thanks for the honesty!! Sometimes it helps me to meet with a counselor at my school when I’m having a hard time emotionally. You are loved always and forever by your readers and friends and family and most of all by God. -Psalm 46:1-3

    • Reply Alyssa November 28, 2016 at 2:52 am

      LOVE that verse. Thank you so much for your support!!

  • Reply Kate November 23, 2016 at 5:59 pm

    Have you ever read The Bell Jar? It’s a rather morbid books but nothing I’ve read before describes depression so well. Depression is so tough and almost impossible to describe to someone who has never experienced it. It’s like a dark cloud never lifting.
    I pray you are able to get through this sooner than later. Are you still seeing a therapist? If not, maybe you could find one on campus. Talking to someone who was objective did so much for my most recent bout of anxiety/depression.
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    • Reply Alyssa November 28, 2016 at 2:54 am

      I need to look into that book. And I am seeing a therapist still 🙂 I skype her at school! Thank you so much for your love and support Kate!

  • Reply Sarah November 24, 2016 at 1:06 am

    Your struggle is your strength. Proud of you for being so honest Lyss. I think that is important, because as you know, your secrets keep you sick. Hope you have a great Thanksgiving girl. Love you and I am so thankful we “met” via social media.
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    • Reply Alyssa November 28, 2016 at 2:55 am

      Proud of you girl, you are so so strong. Love you and so grateful for you!!

  • Reply Kristy from Southern In Law November 25, 2016 at 8:27 pm

    Praying for you, sweet girl – and sending HUGE hugs! You’ve got this! <3
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    • Reply Alyssa November 28, 2016 at 2:55 am

      thank you SO much for your prayers <3 love you!!

  • Reply Melanie November 26, 2016 at 2:08 am

    I relate so much to what you are going through Alyssa. Thank you for being so open and honest. You are helping so many people by sharing your story. Take this time to take care of yourself and seek the help you need <3

    • Reply Alyssa November 28, 2016 at 2:56 am

      Praying for YOU love. Thank you so much Melanie!!

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