The truth is that for several months beginning in August of 2014 I found myself struggling with depression. I believe everyone’s experience with this disease is unique to them but I think the common thread is the difficulty we have in sharing how we are feeling. We feel shame, guilt, and asking for help just amplifies the feelings of failure. We struggle, swirling around in confusion and despair unable to find clarity, unable to focus, unable to find the light.
Searching for the light is my journey from anger to acceptance, solitude and sorrow to strength, confusion to clarity. In sharing this work and my story, I hope others will feel able to reach out for help and that people will listen, without judgment.
If you are struggling and don’t know where to turn, please contact the Walk-In Counselling Society of Edmonton 780 757 0900