Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Not Alone

I'm not an overly emotional 13 year old girl (at least not anymore).

What do you think of, when you hear that someone is writing about their depression? Exactly that; the over emotional teen who thinks no one understands her and no one knows the pain she goes through. Writing out her worries and concerns to the internet, because no one else cares.

When I write about my depression, it isn't because I believe no one understands me, or because no one knows the pain I go through. That is not why I do it. I write simply because it makes me feel good, and in some small way I want to be able to help someone.

This is an excerpt from my story, one of 37 presented in this book, Not Alone. I haven't read it yet, but from the reviews I have read, it is amazing. I encourage you to read this book if you struggle with depression, or if you know someone who does struggle with depression. It won't make you depressed, but it will help you understand, or realize that you aren't alone.

I love the subtitle of this book: Stories of Living with Depression. It's always going to be there, depression. I'm always closely followed by this foe, but it doesn't mean I can't continue to live. It doesn't mean I can't live with depression. That's what this book is about. People living with depression every day. And they're all amazing for it.

This post is linked up with the amazing person who was behind this book, Alise Wright.

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