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The Lies Depression Tells Us

There are a litany of reasons to hate depression. It colors your mood, makes you apathetic, makes everything seem worse than it is, and the list goes on. The part that people forget to talk about, the part that people don’t generally bring up in conversation when is the number of lies that depression feeds us.

Depression’s Definition of a Person

My depression when it’s that constant, nagging voice that’s always around, redefines who I am. Until my depression got really bad, I was outgoing, I was always getting As, pushing myself and my boundaries. When it hit, it slowly started redefining who I was as a person. I was a goal setting, goal achieving, person that cared about others and had plenty of friends. I became, over time, someone that failed at everything, that no one loved, that no one would be there for, I was a burden in people’s lives even when we hardly interacted.

How to Fight Back

I can’t tell you about a magic cure that will instantly take away depression. It’s a fight. It’s long, it’s arduous, and a lot of the times when it swings back, it feels like a waste of time, but there is nothing more important than to reclaim yourself and your sense of self.

The Practice of the Journal

There are a few ways to start this journal out. You need to find what works for you, but here’s how I do it.

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