Finding Love For Those Who Suffer From Depression

By Shannon Gosney
In Lifestyle
September 29, 2009

Yesterday, I wrote a post called “Depression is Real.” I was a little nervous to write it, thinking people would judge me or think there was something wrong with me – like I was wearing a big red “D” on my forehead.

However, the response was just the opposite. I find myself with teary eyes thinking about the wonderful comments left by those visitors to my blog and some who emailed me.  In this day, with the economy the way it is and with people struggling with their personal challenges in life, depression is something that is real and affecting many people.

I feel like, in life, I don’t want to cast a perfect image.  I have issues that I’ve overcome and am still overcoming.  I want to know how to deal with things, such as depression, and it helps me to know that I’m not the only one dealing with it.  It’s an awesome thing to lean on one another for strength and support – in good times and bad.

One of the things that helped me through depression was love.  I had friends who would call or stop by and visit me.  I also had family who would check up on me and let me know they loved me.  I felt loved and valuable.  Blogging also helped me in more ways than I can list.  Knowing that there were other moms out there who were overwhelmed by screaming toddlers, dirty diapers, and more! 

I love blogging and am so thankful for the blessings it has brought into my life.  A big thanks and hugs go out to my readers and those who leave comments.  Even for those who don’t leave comments, I hope that what I write on my blog touches and blesses your life.

Happy Tuesday everyone!

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Shannon Gurnee is the author of RedheadMom formerly "The Mommy-Files", a national blog with a loyal following. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Marriage, Family, and Human Development with a Minor in Business Management. Shannon and her husband, Frank, have a large family with 6 awesome kids and love living on the Central Coast near San Luis Obispo, California, as well as traveling around the world. A full-time Social Media and Professional Blogger, Shannon also serves as a National Brand Ambassador for many well-known companies. Her blog focuses on motherhood, family fun activities, traveling, fashion, beauty, technology, wedding ideas and recipes while providing professional opinions on products, performances, restaurants, and a variety of businesses.

4 Responses to “Finding Love For Those Who Suffer From Depression”

  1. Doreen says:

    You’re definitely NOT alone in this!!! **hugs**

  2. No, you are not alone. I have been struggling with depression since 1999 when my dad died. Since then it has been one thing after the other. There are days I wish I was weak and could just forget it all, but I have an eleven year old that keeps me going. I am the only parent he has. His dad left in 2004 and I don’t know if he is dead or alive. He is running from the law. So I have promised my son I would never leave him. That is why I make myself get up every day and go to work. We have to. If you ever need a friend just shout and I will be there to listen.

  3. Kayla says:

    I used to be the same way when it came to talking to people about this part of my life-It’s incredibly hard to open up, but when I did I got overwhelmed with people who cared and supported me =]

  4. Right back at you… I used to think people would look down on me, especially since my family DID.
    It is always wonderful to find out you are NOT alone and that there are “normal” people out there that are struggling with the same types of things that you, too struggle with.
    Always here for you….

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