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The Lies My Mind Tells Me

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I’ve shared before about my battle with depression. It is a daily battle and right now I am really struggling to find the strength to continue fighting it.

You see depression causes your mind to lie to you. Depression is a big liar.

These are some of the lies my mind tells me:

You are not enough.

You are worthless.

You can’t do this.

You have lost.

You can’t be happy.

You don’t deserve to be happy.

You are a failure.

Others notice your failures.

Others are disappointed in you.

Lies. All lies.

Depression is mean and tries to trick you. And it is a strong force. Some days I believe these lies.

Why am I sharing this? Because I know I am not alone. Others are experiencing this too. I want you to know you are amazing and you are loved. You do deserve to enjoy life. You are enough. And you can win this battle.

Do not give up.

This week I had a meltdown at the doctor and explained I was tired of fighting. And I was. I am.

But not fighting is not an option.

Life is worth fighting for. If you are too tired, find someone to help you fight.

People don’t know how to help. We have to tell them. Please reach out and ask for the help and support. There are resources if you feel alone. Don’t believe the lies and don’t fight alone.

If you or someone you know needs help, visit our suicide prevention resources page.

If you need support right now, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255, the Trevor Project at 1-866-488-7386 or text “HOME” to 741-741. Head here for a list of crisis centers around the world.

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Thinkstock photo via Maria K.

Originally published: October 20, 2017
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