Putting words to this odyssey

It is difficult with depression to truly explain how you are feeling. A lot of it doesn’t seem to make any sense. When I contacted my doctor for the first time to try to get over this, I thought it would be a good idea to keep a journal of how I was feeling in order to track any changes. My doctor put me on zoloft and connected me with a therapist, who then suggested I start attending a class on overcoming depression. I wish I had kept the journal before I started getting treatment so I would have something to compare to, but I didn’t.

I also started looking for more resources online, and tried to read up and understand depression better. I found a lot of explanations of what depression was, and what different types there were, but I couldn’t find anything to really tell me what to expect while overcoming it. I couldn’t find very many personal experiences with it that I could attempt to relate to. It really bothered me (and still does) that I don’t know what I am supposed to expect as a result of taking zoloft. I asked my therapist, but I didn’t find any understanding in her explanation.

Since I had already been keeping a log of my attempt to overcome depression, and I couldn’t find enough information on what to expect or what other people were experiencing, I decided to start this blog in hopes of helping whoever is able to benefit from relating to my experiences. Your experience (with zoloft, depression, therapy etc.) will probably be different, but at least you know what somebody else going through this is experiencing.

For today though, I want to share a link to an article I just found. I connected to this article and the comments on it because it puts words to some things I’ve been having trouble expressing. It seems like others are having some of the same frustrations I have in trying to find the words to accompany their experiences with depression. Hopefully I can find the words I need, since that is the whole point of this blog. 

http://www.ldsliving.com/story/72557-nine-things-you-shouldnt-say-to-a-depressed-loved-one-and-what-to-say-instead