I was approached by samesame.com.au after I made a Facebook post about a photo from my Facebook memories. Here
Is the link the the article, followed by my original Facebook post:
3 years is a long time to deal with something like depression.
For me I suffered for a very long time and fought hard to overcome it trying every technique I could.
Facebook memories have been an interesting walk down memory lane. It shows me some of the happiest times of my life but it also shows me the darkest. 3 years ago in this picture behind those sunglasses I wasn’t just fraying at the edges I was ripping apart at a level I couldn’t comprehend and I was unable to communicate what was wrong because I didn’t understand myself.
While we all feel sad, moody or low from time to time, some people experience these feelings intensely, for long periods of time (weeks, months or even years) and sometimes without any apparent reason. This was me.
Depression is more than just a low mood – it’s a serious condition that affects your physical and mental health.
I took the time to understand what was wrong, not just for me but for my little girls so they didn’t lose their daddy. I learned what being transgender was and still don’t fully understand it but for me this was my path and it makes sense for me. That isn’t the case for many people because they don’t understand the cause of it.
If you or someone else is suffer from any kind of depression or struggling in general please don’t ever feel you need to hide. Reach out and grab someone and hug them or cry on their shoulder if you have to. Sometimes we just can’t deal with these issues alone, I couldn’t.
If you need to reach out to services like beyondblue of send me a text and I’m sure we can have a good laugh and a hug.
I hope you all are travelling along well and have an amazing Easter Weekend xo”