Friday, May 11, 2018

Depression Anxiety or Panic Attacks Is This You?

Depression Anxiety or Panic Attacks Is This You?

Depression is normally connected to Anxiety and Panic. Then to top off all that you're hit with the shame of it all. What happens then is you do your best to continue as you are so that no one you know or love will think you are crazy.

You are NOT crazy. 

What you are is in need of help because this situation does not clear up on its own you have to seek help. I am not talking about the kind of down in the dumps that everyone gets now and again, I'm talking about wanting to lay down and stay there kind.  I know the feeling because I've fought with this for years. Thankfully I did get help and now I want to help you get help as well.

Look I know you might be thinking it will go away, it won't, I know you think it is something to be ashamed of and that you feel alone. You are not...


12.7%

"The percentage of the U.S. population over age 12 who took antidepressant medication in the past month, according to an analysis from the National Center for Health Statistics. Most antidepressants are used to treat depression, while some are prescribed for other conditions.1"  Read more here: (http://www.apa.org/monitor/2017/11/numbers.aspx) 

As you can see by this you are not alone. You are not ashamed when you go to the doctor for a cold right? Why? The reason is that you are sick and need help. The same goes for depression, Anxiety or Panic Attacks. You do have a problem regardless what your family might think. Our families mean well but telling us to just get over it is not the cure. You are your own cure because it is you that must take the reins and get to your doctor and be honest with them. 

Be well my friend,
Susan