Hi. I’m Veronica. Part of my experience living with depression is learning and accepting that one type of treatment isn’t enough. When I was first diagnosed, I started going to therapy about once a week. And after a few sessions, I was really frustrated that I was still having negative self-talk and urges to cut myself. After going to therapy only, for about a year, I went on medication and the same thing happened. I was frustrated. Not only that I was going to therapy, now I was on medication but the thoughts were still there. 15 years later, I’ve realized that it’s not one thing. It’s not two things. But there is a whole recipe, a whole pantry of things that go into my self-care… into keeping myself together. It’s not just the medication. And, you know, all of us are different. So what works for me, might not work for you. Let me know what works for you and share it in the comments below. I’d love to hear about it. So here’s the thing about depression. It’s
not a one-step cure-all. I don’t believe that it can be fixed with
therapy, medication, or yoga on their own. I think all those things are great but
it’s a matter of combining things and figuring out what works for you. It’s an unfair condition and it’s going to take a lot of work to get things right. But I know that you can get there. I can get there. You can get there. And every day will bring up a different challenge but all those previous challenges will help
to strengthen you and it will help you to grow so that you can understand and
better help other people who are having similar struggles. Don’t feel guilty about your treatment process. Don’t allow yourself to be shamed by other people about your process because it’s your life and yours alone. I’ll see you next Tuesday.