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This is the reality of living with depression, anxiety or any mental disorder. Meds aren't a "quick fix," or an easy way out. They help a lot of people, yes - myself included - but recovery still takes a hell of a lot of work, patience, love and support, for ourselves and from others.
It took me years to get to the point where I felt meds were an "acceptable" solution for me. I wanted so badly, for so many years, to be able to do it on my own (with a little help from my friends) that I just didn't see it as an option. Until I couldn't do it anymore. I'll never forget the day I sat in my GP's office and told him how I was feeling and that I needed to do something - I needed help. It took a lot out of me to be able to admit that, to myself and to those around me, but it was the start of my rather bumpy road to where I am now. It hasn't been easy but I've never regretted speaking up for myself.
Even on antidepressants, I still have days where I struggle to get out of bed. I still have days where I struggle to see meaning. I still have days where nothing makes sense and the world scares me. But with the help of good people around me, meds and a lot of stubbornness and will to get better, it does get easier.
This is just one story of life with mental health issues. There are many similar ones but this is mine. I'm learning what works for me, and if you're struggling, you need to find what works for you. I believe in you. 💜