'Depression Getaway' is based on my personal belief that there are things we can do for ourselves even when we are depressed. The strategies I will share I have named 'Depression Getaways', because that is what every post can potentially provide for you – a brief getaway from your depression.

Although depression can be immobilizing, there are things we can actually DO that might make a little difference or maybe even a big difference. A lot of little differences could add up to make a BIG difference!

Sometimes I will challenge you to try something that I have presented. Are you up for a challenge? Does it seem kind to challenge someone who is suffering so much and feeling so weak and defeated? Is this not asking the impossible?

No, I don’t think it is. I think that for some of us, these depression getaways may make a difference. From laughing to crying, from resting to running, from dancing and singing to exercising and eating, from writing and creating to feeling and seeing, from tasting and listening, to…well… I could have you so busy you might almost forget you are depressed! Do you think that is possible? Are you willing to give it a try?

Although having said that, I must admit that one of my best personal depression getaways is solitude and pursuing quiet activity such as writing, reading, drawing and sewing.

Depression is a terrible illness affecting every part of your life and I will never pretend it is not. But it is NOT hopeless. If you HAVE to be depressed, there is no better time than now. There are newer and better medications, a broadened public understanding and more research than ever before on ways that you can improve your chances of living a full life, even with depression.

How will this blog help you?

*You will feel less victimized and more empowered by gaining knowledge about depression.

*You will be encouraged and inspired by my story and by others.

*You will be equipped with new strategies to support you and make your life more manageable and your depression easier to bear.

What have you got to lose? Haven't you lost enough already?

I will be posting every Friday. If you subscribe, by filling out the email subscription form at the top right of the page, you will automatically receive posts as they are published.

I am so glad you dropped by Depression Getaway today. There is hope for depression. Don't give up, I'm praying for you.

Wendy Love