Feeling emotion is always worth it. Digging into the hard stuff carries a necessary rawness, a unique sense that we are not alone.
In 2013, I went through a season of depression where I almost took my life. I never knew darkness could be so dark. Before depression, I was a different person. I used to be fun and lighthearted. When I withdrew with depression, it’s like I made a subconscious choice...
My hope is that you draw a line in the sand. Today, wherever you are, make a choice to no longer take things for granted.
Our Founder speaks of her own struggle with depression and suicide. We hope that you are encouraged today that God cares about the darkness you are battling. You are a warrior!
I used to be a burden bearer. The “used to be” was only a couple of months ago, but I have come a long way. I was proud to carry burdens on my back, like I was a rescuer of sorts. A burden bearer takes on the burdens of others and situations as if they were their own. The burdens become wearisome and heavy, but that is okay, because carrying a burden helps, right?
If you are battling depression or suicidal ideation, this is for you. If you know someone who is struggling, this may help you to understand his or her struggle.