Depression and anxiety are part of so many people’s lives. These two often come together which makes it even harder to deal with the exterior world. Add to it all introversion and you are set to be antisocial and maybe seen as a strange caracter.
I would love to say that depression and anxiety were never part of my life but reality is different than what we want for ourselves. If I look deep down in my well hidden memories depression and anxiety were probably part of me from a young age. Coming from a dysfunctional family, with an alcoholic father and a victimized mother it’s probably expected to have some mental health problems. The sad part is that many people still think that this type of family is what most had, especially estern Europeans, so the best thing to do is just deal with it, move forward, stop judging your parents for their actions and take full responsibility for your adulthood. Easy to say very hard to do when you come with a huge mental health problem baggage caused by these parents. Surely enough for some reason you can’t stop loving them and you find them different excuses for their behavior. Like the fact that life was hard and money was not enough is a great excuse for a father to spend most of his salary on alcohol and an even greater excuse for a mother to stay positive that things will get better and that it could be worse.
At one point in life you must analyze your mind and your behavior. If you think that something is wrong maybe you should ask for help. Yes our world is still full of superficial minds that think that therapy and medication is for the weak, but luckily there are also many that support you in your journey to get better. Because in the end what matters is that your mind and soul be free of all the insecurity, hate, anger and anguish. Will it be free 100%? I don’t think so. But with the correct help it can be manageable.
Maybe I should take my own advice…
Thanks for reading!