I feel like this blog IS my passion. I feel like I have already thrown myself behind a cause and that cause is to help as many people as I can who have fallen victim to depression. I work hard at staying abreast of the best research. I try to present as many options for my followers as I can. I also try to be honest about my past struggles with depression and sometimes my present ones as well.
Like how depression is nipping at my heels even now because I can’t exercise due to the brace on my foot and the doc’s order to stay low for three weeks. I’m such a strong proponent of exercise for reducing the effects of low moods and for keeping our mental health strong, that to be denied it myself these three weeks has been tough. I don’t think even I realized the role of exercise in my own personal struggle. I see the doctor Thursday and I’m counting on getting the green light. If I don’t, I’m going to think of something to do.
What i wish though is that I could reach more people. I’m hesitant to always post to Facebook so as not to “wear our my Facebook welcome.” I’ve created a Facebook page strictly for my posts but I don’t think I’ve done it right. It breaks my heart when I read of people (or know them myself) who think that pills are the FIRST line of defense. You noticed I didn’t say there was anything wrong with medication, just that it shouldn’t be the first thing we reach for. I believe medication should be used only in conjunction with reading, self-examination, exercise, diet changes, etc. I am in good company with this view as truly credible researchers say the same thing.
This is my passion.