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Depression 

I left my job a month ago. I'm a stay at home parent for the time being. I miss working. I miss being away from my house (and family, if I'm allowed to say that). I am terrified I'm going to get trapped in this role. I worry that by letting go of my work, I've given up ground somehow. That I'll have to fight twice as hard to get it back. I cry every day. I'm functioning, but sometimes just barely. I'm seeing my doctor on Monday to talk about my mental health. Wish me luck.

Depression 

@Rachael Good luck, friend, and peace and strength in the meantime. I'm glad you were able to reach out and ask for help. 💛

Depression 

@Rachael good job reaching out to someone. that is always the hardest thing for me to do. I wish you peace and strength!

Depression 

@Rachael Stay strong my friend. I know how hard that is. Depression sucks so much out of you. Remember that nothing lasts forever, you are strong despite how heavy it feels, and prioritize the things that bring you life, even if you feel like they won’t (which is the hardest part sometimes).

Depression 

@Rachael what can we do to support you, dear one? 💙

Depression 

@JosiahRA I'm not sure, but thank you for asking.

The doctor suggested therapy and lifestyle changes (exercise, I guess, I don't think she mentioned anything else) and to come back in two weeks. She didn't want to prescribe anything with it being my first visit with her. I can appreciate that. But the cost of therapy's not covered since I'm not working, and I'm not sure I can pay out of pocket since, you know, I'm not working. So I'm left feeling stuck. Taking it one day at time.

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