I am happy to say that my depression left me towards the end of 2012 and hasnt come back.
I cant remember when it lifted, but I am very relieved.
It makes such a difference.
That was when I realised that my energy levels werent related to my depression and that something else was not working properly.
When I read some of your blogs and see that you are still struggling, I wish I could tell how I got rid of my depression, so yours would go away as well.
I dont know how long it has gone for if it will come back, as it has come back a few times and this last bout was about two and a half years.
Fingers crossed it never comes back or at least I get a good break from it, so I dont have to struggle with life so much.
The only positive of experiencing depression, anxiety and panic attacks, is it has made me more aware of what other people are going through and more understanding of people in general.
So I want to help others with similar issues, as I know about the stigma from those in society who have been lucky enough not to experience what we go through, so therefore thing we are all a bit crazy.
I do my Induction Course for Compeering early February and then at some point St. Vincents will find someone suitable and I can become there companion and hopefully help them get back into society. Most of the people that are in this program suffer from Schizophrenia or Bi Polar. I will keep you updated on my Compeering.