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Depression No More!

I met with my therapist this week and she made a shocking announcement to me: “You are no longer depressed.” 

Wow! Really? I knew I’d been thinking that, but to have an objective observer who knows me well to say so is affirming.

So what does a person who has suffered with depression for much of her adult life do now that she is not depressed? Here’s some of what I’ve done this week:

On Monday I made phone calls to people who have voiced interest in working for common sense gun legislation.

I called people Tuesday on behalf of Gun Sense Candidate Peter Joffrion.

I met with a state House candidate and discussed with him why he should seek the Gun Sense Candidate distinction.  I hand wrote post cards for a Gun Sense Candidate.

Today I am joining a local nonprofit to distribute school supplies to kids.

Oh, and let’s not forget I’m keeping Yella more active and eating less.

I’m staying busy, and it feels good!

In the past when I experienced periods of feeling good, I stayed in a panic, worrying when the depression would return. Today I know that while it may some day visit me again, depression is a treatable condition.

If you suffer with depression, I hope you are reaching out for help. You, too, deserve recovery.

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Discussion

29 thoughts on “Depression No More!

  1. Long may you stay on the up 💜

    Posted by willowdot21 | August 4, 2018, 8:37 AM
  2. It’s so good to read this. ❤

    Posted by The Persecution of Mildred Dunlap | August 4, 2018, 8:48 AM
  3. That is wonderful

    Posted by ksbeth | August 4, 2018, 9:20 AM
  4. That is such good news

    Posted by jillspain | August 4, 2018, 9:27 AM
  5. We are so happy to read this post!!

    Posted by Sylvia Rogers | August 4, 2018, 9:56 AM
  6. This is wonderful news!

    Posted by Catwoods | August 4, 2018, 11:11 AM
  7. I’m so, so happy to read this 😊
    To know you are feeling better and also are feeling positive about the future is fantastic! I am doing my happy dance for you x

    Posted by Christine | August 4, 2018, 11:17 AM
  8. Good for you! Depression will indeed pay you a visit once in a while, but it doesn’t need to be your guest. Keep up the positivity. 🙂

    Posted by pensitivity101 | August 4, 2018, 11:47 AM
  9. That is wonderful news. I am sure all the good you are doing will keep you feeling well.

    Posted by 15andmeowing | August 4, 2018, 6:36 PM
  10. Such great news – you have been busy!

    Posted by Kim Brooks | August 4, 2018, 10:14 PM
  11. Woo hoo! That’s PAWSOME news Jen. And yay for your lobbying … from where we are on the opposite side of the globe, it seems more good people like you are needed.x

    Posted by bumpyroadtobubba | August 4, 2018, 11:30 PM
  12. wow, how did you get there?

    Posted by clingycat | August 5, 2018, 3:56 AM
  13. This is great news all round! Keep up the good work! Cheers,H

    Posted by helentastic67 | August 5, 2018, 5:06 AM
  14. All the best now and in the future.

    Posted by Tails Around the Ranch | August 5, 2018, 9:46 AM
  15. That’s so wonderful, Jen. Thank you for sharing this with us! I love that you’ve grown in your understanding what depression is, and in your knowledge that it is treatable. 🙂

    And thank you for all of your advocacy and action for important causes.

    Hugs!

    Posted by meowmeowmans | August 5, 2018, 9:52 AM
  16. Very good news, and very important work!!

    Posted by Leigh Ann Price | August 5, 2018, 11:58 AM
  17. I’m glad you are doing well.

    Posted by Charles Huss | August 5, 2018, 2:53 PM
  18. I’m glad.

    Posted by Clowie | August 6, 2018, 12:44 AM
  19. Wow, are you fortunate! I’ve been fighting this thing for at least 15-20 years and have never reached remission, just short intervals of happiness here and there, but they never chase the underlying darkness away.

    Posted by marandarussell | August 6, 2018, 10:51 PM
  20. I’m so glad you’re doing well! Being involved in a worthy endeavor really does help.

    Posted by zannyro | August 7, 2018, 9:58 AM
  21. that’s amazing news. it’s really good to hear that it’s possible to get through it. I wish you all the best ❤

    Posted by Maddie | August 9, 2018, 7:20 PM
  22. That’s amazing .

    Posted by Accidental Blogger | August 11, 2018, 9:43 AM

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