Five Ways I Manage My Depression

One: I Accept Myself.

This is something I have to work on every single day. I have a chemical imbalance in my brain, which means I very well might struggle with depression for the rest of my life, which has been something that has been difficult to accept for me.

Two: I Fight Back.

Trust me, I know. This is easier said than done, which is why I feel like a bitch for even including it in this list at all, but to a certain extent, it’s the most important way I manage my depression.

Three: I Speak Openly About It.

Shame often accompanies depression. It always has for me anyway.

Four: I Forgive Myself.

This might be the hardest lesson I’m still trying to learn.

Five: I Take Zoloft.

After years of being told I have depression, I finally let a psychiatrist prescribe me medicine for it.

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