If you had to pick one thing about depression that was the most difficult to live with, what would it be? (I know. It’s hard. There’s so many to choose from!) Here’s my choice … the inner critic that says stuff like “YOU SUCK.”To view my YouTube video click here.
Originally published on Beyond Blue at Beliefnet.com
I am just beginning to learn of and about you. I look forward to reading your books.
I have suffered from depression for years and have been suicidal.
I have been sober for 3 1/2 years and still struggle with my inner critic.
I have come a long way.
As the saying goes, “What doesn’t kill you, makes you stronger”.
Thank you for sharing your story!
When one struggles on a daily basis with suical thoughts, anxiety, tearfulness, insomnia, drug
side effects, switching meds, etc, it seems so unfair that our brains don’t tell us – you are a hero,
you are so brave, you are the best. No, the brain says we are unworthy and inadequate. It
takes more work to recognize it is only thinking – not who we are. It takes a lot of energy,
Thank you, Therese, Mary Kelly, and Pam all three! God bless you. Something to take away from each of you, Martha
The fear of judgement from other people, the fear of hopelessness for the future, the fear the you are no longer the strong, intelligent person you were. For me the hallmark is FEAR!