Crystal Williams

Disability Advocate, Mental Health Advocate, Blogger, Kabuki Syndrome, Animal lover & Loves Travel

Hello everyone. I hope that everyone is having a good week. Today is the annual Bell Let’s Talk Day here in Canada. For those of you that are not aware of what this day means. It’s for raising awareness for mental health and ending the stigma. I have been struggling with depression for over ten years. It hasn’t always been an easy road but I have found ways to help me cope with it. Taking medication, exercise, eating healthy foods, going outside for walks, horseback riding, using a special light, reading books and listening to podcasts that are motivating. I have a harder time in the fall and winter months with depression because of the darker days and wet weather. I have to try very hard during these months to make sure that I don’t go into my dark hole and have those negative thoughts. Another thing that I have found very helpful is writing a journal everyday by writing the things that I am grateful for.

This past fall of 2021 I was really not doing great even though I was doing everything that I could to try and make me feel better but wasn’t working so I started seeing a counselor again. That started to help a little bit but I was still struggling so my counselor suggested that I go see my doctor to see about either changes my medication or maybe upping my medication. After going to seeing my doctor things started getting a lot better for me. All I can say is that I am grateful that I have found ways to help me manage my depression. Even though i still go through my ups and downs I know that being able to share my story to help someone else that is struggling with their mental health. Knowing that your not alone and there’s so many other people that are going through the same thing makes it a little bit easier.

So I hope that you enjoyed reading this blog post today. If you know someone who is struggling please make sure you let them know that you are there for them. That’s all we ever want and knowing that we have people that we can count on. I just want to take a moment to thank you for taking the time out of your day to read my blog. I hope that you enjoy the rest of your day.

~Crystal~

#bellletstalk

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