I was diagnosed with anxiety and depression when I was about 3 months pregnant with my 2nd child 13 years ago.
I never talked about it, I didn’t tell people I was on medication to help me cope or ask for help. There were a handful of people who truly only knew what I was battling. But, I always had a smile on face!
I got pregnant with first child, my daughter, when I was 19 years old, 15 years ago. Then to turn around and get pregnant at 21 with my 2nd. To say my emotions where a roller coaster, would be an understatement.
My kids dad and I had were too young, and as in a lot of cases, the mom is the one who is forced to grow up.
I was 22, basically raising a 2 year old and new born alone while working and thought it was a smart idea to enroll in college.
I thought I could carry the world on my shoulders.
Us women tend to put A LOT on our plates and push through exhaustion, heartache, physical pain... to provide better for our children, our family.
By the time I was 23, I was married to my children’s father, 24 purchasing my first home and by 25 pregnant with our 3 child. It was a good pregnancy. Then, when my youngest was 2 months old, their father and I spilt and was divorced within 9 months.
I hit, ROCK. BOTTOM.
By 26, I was a single mom of a 5 year old, 3 year old and 2 month old.
By 27, met the love of my life. Who is also a factor to my anxiety, BUT he is a huge help to me working through my anxiety as well.
My 9 year old has been experiencing anxiety now for a couple years, but this past year has been horrible. I feel for him, because I know what he is feeling.
It breaks my heart for the reasons he is feeling the way he is feeling.
Anxiety and depression are still stigmas that we need to be open to talk about.
Just because we look “ok” on the outside, doesn’t mean we aren’t fighting ourselves on the inside. #depression #anxietyproblems #anxietyhelp #anxiety #depressionsupport #facesofanxiety