We now have a president who promotes hatred running our country, which makes people struggle even more on a daily basis. The country seems to be losing it's ever-loving mind. We can't open our Facebook up without reading post after post about the growing hatred and racism in these times. We can't turn on the TV without seeing newsflashes of the same. Even something as simple as going to the grocery store is tiring, trying to dodge the conversations, newspapers and tabloids that are riddled with every negative news there is.
People are afraid. We are ALL afraid. Afraid of someone hitting that nuclear war button at any time now; afraid of losing our health insurance, that we can barely afford to keep as it is; afraid of losing our jobs, or our social security and medicare/aid. The list goes on.
For people struggling with depression and anxiety, it is becoming too overwhelming. We don't know where to turn, or who to talk to. When you have depression, it becomes overpowering. It overpowers everything that is right with the world.
I have struggled with depression and anxiety all my life. I have been on medication for it, on and off, for half my life, it seems. Currently I am not taking anything. I went off it quite a few months ago, thinking how wonderful it was too be able to think more clearly. But, forgetting the fact that I am also a strong empath, I began to once again also see clearly. Too clearly, as to what was happening in our world on a daily basis. The political unrest, free-flowing racial hatred and just plain nastiness of people is beginning to overwhelm me once again. I will be going back on my medication.
People with depression struggle with this daily. Empathic people struggle with this daily. It's hard. Many of us take medication for it. Many of us don't. Those that don't are the ones that don't make it. I want to make it. Simple as that.
Before you judge people who suffer from any mental illness such as anxiety, depression, ADHD, bipolar, or any of the others, walk in our shoes for awhile. Feel what we feel, see what we see, and hear what we hear. Peace to you.