Though this piece scares me to read over again, I'm happy that I was able to overcome what was the worst time of my life. I am now happy, healthy, working, married, and welcoming a baby into the world.
If your or someone you know is suffering from depression, you aren't alone. There are so many amazing resources that can help. Don't let your suffering go unnoticed another moment. Contact any of the organizations below.
National Alliance on Mental Illness: 1-800-950-NAMI (1-800-950-6264), https://www.nami.org
Anxiety and Depression Association of America: 1-240-485-1001, http://www.adaa.org
National Institute of Mental Health: 1-866-615-6464, http://www.nimh.nih.gov
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Division of Mental Health, 1-800-CDC-INFO (1-800-232-4636), http://www.cdc.gov/mentalhealth
American Psychological Association: 1-800-374-2721, http://www.apa.org
American Psychiatric Association: 1-703-907-7300, http://www.psychiatry.org