Comment on 3 Things I Wish I Knew Before Depression by Erika Parry.
Oh, girl. I just adore you. After 3 solid weeks in Richardson at the amazing Catalyst program @ Meier Clinics- I so have been here, in a hole, where I care not to return.
And just reach. Reach out, y’all. Your church folks may not know how to handle it, may not know the right things to say (mostly, they don’t) but they will lift you up if you let them.
But for two secs, can I just say that anxiety+depression is delicate. While yes, there are days I need to be drug out of the house by my ear- occasionally, the anxiety prevents me from doing so. My church folks, while they care, don’t realize that their push for me to be “social” can sometimes be more harmful than good. I guess what I’m saying is that when you know someone is struggling with depression & is getting treatment for it- don’t automatically assume that their withdrawal from social plans is because of a need of adjustment in medication or their depression “getting worse”.
Sometimes, I just need my space. I can’t people all the time. This anxiety ridden, depressed introvert needs her time away from all the people and all the things. Thanks for caring, really. But go away!