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Re: Really, It's Okay

Posted by Gigi on June 10, 1999, at 16:30:32

In reply to Re: Really, It's Okay, posted by Ruth on June 10, 1999, at 7:20:40

Jennyanne: I totally agree with what Ruth what had to say and would like to expand on it a little.
The VERY WORST thing you can do for yourself is compare yourself to others and try to define "normal".
What is normal to you may not be normal to someone else, I feel normal is a personal choice; unfortunately
society leads us to believe to be normal we must look, act and be a certain way - hence eating disorders, etc.
I had a problem (BIG PROBLEM) thinking that I (who had no reason to be depressed according to those around me)
would have to need anti-depressents; I fought and fought society until I realized I had only two choices live with medication or die. And how I look at
depression is it IS a disease; a chemical imbalance - it is not my fault or anyone elses and I have to take medication
but maybe for forever or maybe just for awhile - I'm not sure. Depression truly is like any other disease (cancer, MS,
whatever) except when you suffer from an "acceptable" illness, people have empathy; when you suffer from depression, most
people do not understand. But please know, you are normal for you and if "normal you" needs medication; that's okay! it
makes you NO less of a person and as a matter of fact, it makes you an even more admired person in my mind because you are facing your
problems and not running away from. God bless you and please hang in there, there will be light at the end of the tunnel!




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