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.