dear depression diary,

for me, words truly have healing powers.

over the last couple of days, I’ve been engaging with individuals who are also trying to find healthy ways to deal with their trauma and improve their mental health. it has been so overly heartwarming to have these people share their stories with me, and taking the time out of their day to listen to mine. it’s amazing how in the heat of the moment, it feels like you’re the only person going through a certain situation. and then you stop holding your pain and your hurt in, and find out that there are others that have gone through the same thing.

it’s comforting to not feel alone. especially when loneliness is a constant feeling.

so I want to say thank you! thank you to everyone who has shared in my grief about my brother’s death that triggered my depression, my almost miscarriage with my daughter, the preeclampsia I experienced with both of my children, for sharing your stories of single parenthood, the effects of COVID on your mental states, rediscovering yourselves and finding time for yourselves to just be you.

lesson of the day: don’t be afraid to share your stories! someone out there needs to know they’re not alone.

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