Why I Write?

cropped-unnamed-e1439829947602.jpgI am a survivor of depression.  Currently in treatment for a “bout”, as I call it, awaiting new diagnosis.  I can’t simply keep sitting back and accepting that this is it for me.  Bout after bout after bout.  I’ve had my share of experiences with this illness, both good and bad.  There has to be a way to help others.

To make it easier to say, “I need help!”

To show even just one person that what they are feeling is real and they are not alone.

To start the conversation about mental illness and not be ashamed.

To keep my own illness in check.  I can’t ignore it and hope it will go away when I have to share stories with you, dear reader.

To feel that I am adding value.  That what I’m doing is important.