My story is like so many of yours, with a similar beginning BUT the ending may be a tad different!! I️ have suffered from seasonal depression since my teenage years...though I️ didn’t really know I️ had it then. Looking back I️ can now explain my behaviors leading up to my 30’s when I️ finally learned it ran in my family.
Growing up we didn’t really talk about our feelings, so I️ always hid it and “dealt” with it when it happened. I️ chalked it up to traumatic events in my life as the triggers, like breakups, moves, and failures, post partum (which brought on panic attacks). What I️ didn’t realize was that my depression was playing a role in my self sabotage.
Now in my 40’s I️ can honestly say I’ve BEAT it!! I’ve been symptom free for at least 2 Years. I️ credit that I’ve added in a healthier diet, cutting most processed food out, daily fitness, and most of all my COMMUNITY!! I️ surround myself with like minded people who encourage and support each other...seriously has changed my life 💙
I️ want this for YOU to! I’m starting a group on the 27th (Monday after thanksgiving) LIKE this post and I️ will reach out to you, comment below or send me a message if interested!! Let’s BEAT this season from depression together!!!