- Posted September 26, 2012 by
Front Royal, Virginia
This iReport is part of an assignment:
Are you living with depression?
There is hope
Yes, depression is a disease, just like diabetes or hypertension. It has to be managed everyday. I allow myself a down day here and there, but never two days in a row. I am a wife and a mother of three and sometimes my needs come last but I make a point to have time for myself.
By managing my disease everyday, I am able to see when my medications and coping skills are not quite working and that is when I seek advise from my doctor.
Life is not always perfect. It is easy to give up but I have found the strength in myself to never give up hope.