True Champions Depression: A message from Erin
In this episode of True Champions Depression, Erin offers a message of hope to others who are suffering from depression. She advises people to start small, be easier on themselves, and to be patient. If you are in a rut, it helps to think about the things that have made you happy in the past.
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If I had one thing to say to someone who
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it would be to start small, and go easier
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You know, I'm a mental health advocate and
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I write about it, and rah rah rah, but I
didn't start like that.
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I started by writing in my journal and not
sharing it with anybody.
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We all have the tools in us to help
ourselves, and it takes a lot
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of trying and learning and practice.
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Depression has, it can take a long time to
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But, every minute of it is worthwhile, and
you are gonna get through it.
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If you're depressed and
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stuck, if you can think about the things
that have made you happy in the past.
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If you do those things, it's gonna help
you with your depression,
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even if you don't feel like doing it.
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If you do the things you used to love,
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they'll be the first things to come back
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