Memoir Of A Breakdown

I found myself sitting on the edge of a cold metal twin size bed in a small room that was devoid of any color.

I was completely alone.

My world had stopped spinning.

My mind had stopped functioning.

My body had stopped feeling.

Diagnosis? A psychotic breakdown.

This was my reality in April of 2003.

There I was, in spite of being happily married, a successful career woman, and the mother of two grown daughters, I had completely fallen apart.

My lifetime of suppressing emotion and pretending there were no downtimes finally caught up to me …

… and I completely crashed.

Even though living with clinical depression is full of ups and downs, God has brought me through a time of healing and growing.

Over the past 19 years, my knowledge and understanding, regarding clinical depression, has continued to grow. 

Now I want to share what I’ve learned with others.

If someone you love struggles with depression and you don’t know how to help them, you’ve come to the right place.

If you, like me, struggle with depression, you’ve come to the right place.

Please consider me your friend and resource on your journey.

We all have a story to tell and I refuse to let depression take that away from us.

Together we can educate ourselves about the reality of mental illness and slowly but surely remove the social stigma by demystifying clinical depression. 

Meet my family and read the full story about my journey with clinical depression in …

Discover why I created Depression 101 and the reason behind my passionate search for knowledge in …

I found myself sitting on the edge of a cold metal twin size bed in a small room that was devoid of any color.
I was completely alone.
My world had stopped spinning.
My mind had stopped functioning.
My body had stopped feeling.Diagnosis?
A psychotic breakdown.

This was my reality in April of 2003.

There I was, in spite of being happily married, a successful career woman, and the mother of two grown daughters, I was completely falling apart.

My lifetime of suppressing emotion and pretending there were no downtimes finally caught up to me …

… and I completely crashed.

Even though living with clinical depression is full of ups and downs, God has brought me tremendous healing and understanding since that time.

Over the past 14 years, my knowledge and understanding regarding clinical depression have continued to grow.  Now I want to share what I’ve learned with others.

If you, like me, struggle with depression, you’ve come to the right place.

If someone you love struggles with depression and you don’t know how to help them, you’ve come to the right place.

Please consider me your friend and resource on your journey.

We all have a story to tell, and I refuse to let depression take that away from us.

Together we can educate ourselves about the reality of mental illness and slowly but surely remove the social stigma by demystifying clinical depression. 

Meet my family and read the full story about my journey with clinical depression.

Discover why I created Depression 101 and the reason behind my passionate search for knowledge.

I found myself sitting on the edge of a cold metal twin size bed in a small room that was devoid of any color.
I was completely alone.
My world had stopped spinning.
My mind had stopped functioning.
My body had stopped feeling.

Diagnosis?
A psychotic breakdown.

This was my reality in April of 2003.

There I was, in spite of being happily married, a successful career woman, and the mother of two grown daughters, I was completely falling apart.

My lifetime of suppressing emotion and pretending there were no downtimes finally caught up to me …

… and I completely crashed.

Even though living with clinical depression is full of ups and downs, God has brought me tremendous healing and understanding since that time.

Over the past 14 years, my knowledge and understanding regarding clinical depression have continued to grow.  Now I want to share what I’ve learned with others.

If you, like me, struggle with depression, you’ve come to the right place.

If someone you love struggles with depression and you don’t know how to help them, you’ve come to the right place.

Please consider me your friend and resource on your journey.

We all have a story to tell and I refuse to let depression take that away from us.

Together we can educate ourselves about the reality of mental illness and slowly but surely remove the social stigma by demystifying clinical depression. 

Meet my family and read the full story about my journey with clinical depression.

Discover why I created Depression 101 and the reason behind my passionate search for knowledge.

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