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Updated: Mar 28, 2022

“We don’t develop courage by being happy every day. We develop it by surviving difficult times and challenging adversity.” – Barbara De Angelis

A couple of weeks ago, I wrote a blog on The Face of Depression. I was in a bad place, and it felt like I wouldn’t come out of the depression. I shared that it was bipolar depression. There was no situation to cause the depression; I woke up one day severely depressed. If you want to know more about this incident, you can go to to see that blog and others.

This depression was the worst I faced since I lost my son. I didn’t get dressed or shower for days, I was not interested in eating, and I isolated myself from others. But the scariest part for me was that my mind went to dark places, and I had lost hope.

I am fortunate because I had people praying for me and encouraging me to get out of the house. Although I did manage to get dressed and shower to go to church, I did not stay to meet with the other singles and went home to put my pajamas back on to hide in bed.

I shared before that there was no rhyme or reason for my depression. Sunday night was the most challenging night. I had lost hope and wasn’t sure I would pull through. I pleaded with God to take away this cycle of depression. Guess what, He did! On Monday morning, I woke feeling good and ready to face life again.

I love the above quote. I did not feel like I was courageous during this depression, but I realized that I did have courage as I thought about this challenging time. I did not give up and walked through this difficult time. I was not graceful, but I made it through.

I often face adversity, and I feel ready to face the world again because I successfully endured this challenge! Unfortunately, others in this world struggle with depression too. Going through this event has given me a voice once again to share about this dark place.

The following are some things you can do to help you overcome depression. Unfortunately, I was severely depressed and did not do any of them.

5 Ways to Help Yourself Through Depression

· Exercise. Take a 15- to 30-minute brisk walk every day.

· Eat healthy foods. Some people with depression don't feel much like eating.

· Don't dwell on problems. It can feel good to talk through a problem with a caring friend.

· Express yourself.

· Notice good things.

If you find yourself amid depression, I encourage you to allow others to help you. You do not have to face this alone. A helpful thing for me during the journey was to journal. Then, when you feel like giving up, call someone!!

I am thankful to be on this side of depression. So many of you that read my blogs prayed for me; thank you. I am grateful for my life and the people who are part of my life.

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Mar 22, 2022

You are a blessing to many... I am glad you are on the other side of the darkness!!!


Christy…..I love this!!! NOT because you WENT through it….but that you CAME through it and used it as a platform to help others…….which is YOU!!! Always helping…..always encouraging…..always making a difference! You are an amazing person and I admire you so much!!

Love you, ♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️

Bev Frazier

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