Two years ago I had a serious battle with depression. I felt as if I had no purpose. I dealt with this deep secret alone and I fought with telling the truth. I feared people would judge me, laugh at me and think I was weak. But the truth is… I was not alone. Over 14.8 million adults and about 6.7 percent of the U.S. population (age 18 and older) suffer from depression. I had no idea! During my depression an idea came to me about shooting my first documentary. This God-sent idea ended up changing my life and opened my heart to understanding my purpose in life. I decided to talk about my dealing with depression in hopes that you (or someone else) could relate. I wanted to share my truth, so that you can see that life gets better if you take the first step.
“Truth and courage are not always comfortable, but they are never weakness.” – Brene Brown
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