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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.

About Jen and the Furries

Hello and welcome. I’m a 50 something woman who’s probably awake when she should be sleeping. Oh, and there are animals, because who doesn’t have pets?


44 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.


    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
  23. Hey, cute cat. I just started blogging in hopes it can help with my depression. Great news! Good to hear something good going on.

    Posted by depressedish | August 19, 2018, 3:48 PM
  24. Excellent news! hope others will be encouraged by this.

    Posted by WhereWouldYouGo | August 27, 2018, 10:44 AM
  25. I love this! You are so strong, and always remember that! If you ever need someone to talk to and reach out then feel free! I had severe depression when I was 5 years old as well as diagnosed with borderline personality. You are never alone! Stay strong.
    If you could please check out my page, and maybe a follow for a follow?
    Have a great day!!

    Posted by micaelarmorris | August 31, 2018, 4:30 PM
  26. Yay! I pray you have continued good health.

    Posted by Sunshinysa | September 5, 2018, 4:21 AM
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    Posted by RealLife | September 20, 2018, 4:14 PM
  28. I have been fighting depression for a long time. It never seems to ket up. I am glad you are not depressed any longer….

    Posted by Heyoka Muse | September 28, 2018, 4:25 PM
  29. Beautiful write-up!!

    Posted by Half Glass Full | September 30, 2018, 4:39 AM
  30. Beautiful kitty, and beautiful story! Long may your progress continue 💚👏🏻🙂

    Posted by myagilelifejourney | October 10, 2018, 1:35 PM
  31. Way to go! Inspiring! I’ve had depression for 36 years. I’ve learned a huge amount about it and am finally on the right pathway to managing it. Thanks for giving hope to so many!

    Posted by John Newell | October 26, 2018, 2:46 PM
  32. I’ve thought about trying a therapist!

    Posted by momminainteasypeasy | October 29, 2018, 10:25 AM
  33. So inspiring to see that though you are ‘cured’, you still acknowledge that depression may return but you have the strength to be stronger than her! I too have recently come to terms with that, and it was tougher than I would’ve thought. Thank you.

    Posted by Giorgia | October 31, 2018, 2:53 AM


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