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Forever Chasing Light My Journey with Depression and Anxiety

  1. Kendal

    May 31st, 2017 at 9:45 am

    Thank you so much for sharing your story. You are a beautiful, brave, and caring friend. I know others will find encouragment from this.

  2. Auntie Sherri

    May 31st, 2017 at 1:25 pm

    I’m very proud of you Adrienne! Love you sooooo much!! Thanks for being such an inspiration and openly sharing your journey. ????????

  3. Shalyce

    May 31st, 2017 at 2:06 pm

    Adrienne, I admire your transparency in sharing your story! I too have been on the journey and connect with so much of what you shared. I know this post will be such a blessing and encouragement to others! You are awesome girl 🙂

  4. Jenn

    May 31st, 2017 at 3:03 pm

    Thank you for sharing this beautiful and touching story. Mental health issues run in my family and it is SO important that those of us who suffer from them have a good support system around us of people who understand and/or can sympathize with what we’re going through. You’re beautiful inside and out, lovely lady. ❤️

  5. Deborah Nunnally-Blowe

    May 31st, 2017 at 3:05 pm

    I have struggled with depression and PTSD, which includes anxiety, most of my adult life. Anniversaries of people I loved who departed too soon can trigger depressive episodes. The anniversary of my grandson will be upon soon. The death of your mother, someone of kindred spirit hit me hard. I cannot imagine the depth of your grief. It is real, though.

    My healing journey has been a long one psychologically. I have had to even confront the wounds experienced spiritually. Speaking publicly, writing and psychotherapy have been a few of my healing strategies. This is my God assignment. I beleive God uses a multitude of ways to help us heal.

    I am a retired clinical psychologist and an ordained clergy. Many of my colleagues in mental health work and in ministry are surprised when I do share my struggle. Ironically, it helps them to open up and deal with their own struggles. Not all can do this. It takes lots of courage.

    I let go of shame related to the stigma of mental illness. I no longer hide and will not hide. You are correct, this only exacerbates the emotional pain. There is no courage in hiding.

    If people cannot deal with my transparency it is their issue not mine. Sometimes it hits a nerve they choose to ignore. I have discovered that my story is of benefit to many others. Yes, they nor I feel alone. We all benefit.

    Blessings and prayers for your continued courage and strength in sharing your authentic self in telling your story. You have chosen to remove the mask. You are anbrave woman. You ARE a blessing to many.

    Thank you for sharing.

    I love you!!! ????

    Dr. Deb

  6. Brenda Betts

    May 31st, 2017 at 7:04 pm

    You are so brave to be this transparent about such a difficult subject. You have helped many including myself in finding a way to approach people suffering from depression. The struggle is real and we, especially Christians, need to know and realize this. Thank you for sharing. ❤️

  7. Van

    June 1st, 2017 at 7:05 am

    Thank you so much for sharing! this is very helpful and will be a blessing for others.

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