you know those commercials that say "depression hurts?"
it's true.
and i have a feeling that if you are reading this, you already know that.

i'm currently 23 years old. my anniversary of my diagnoses with depression is march 2002.
[the technical name for what i face is clinical severe depression and anxiety. the clinical part just means that it is a chemical imbalance, and not caused by a situation in my life.]
you do the math. i'm in my 11th year of dealing with depression officially..
and yes, it is a mess. but with the right guidance and a lot of prayer, it's a God glorifying mess.

though i hope to eventually fill up this page with all that i have learned, i just want to post two three things for now.

a. Wing of Madness Depression Guide. No, this is not Gospel based, nor do I agree with everything that they say. but the people in this community were the first people i ever talked to who actually understood. they also have info on how to be a better friend to someone with depression.

b. Psalm 30:5 says, "Weeping may stay for the night, but rejoicing comes in the morning." i know that this is true. for those of us with depression, there may be many nights. but there is always a morning to follow.

c. i don't have all the answers. but i would love to support, give advice, and pray for you if you are facing depression of any sort. email me.