Today, I am thankful for my counselor. I started seeing her back in April of this year, and in that time my life has changed completely. I am a completely different person now -- so much happier, so focused and centered and in touch. Today I "graduated" from counseling and I am proud. I will miss our visits but there is someone out there who needs her time more than I do now.
For any of you out there who are struggling with depression, there is no shame in asking for help. There is no reason to suffer in silence. Mental health issues can be treated and you can get better. You owe it to yourself.