“Mental pain is less dramatic than physical pain, but it is more common and also more hard to bear. The frequent attempt to conceal mental pain increases the burden: it is easier to say “My tooth is aching” than to say “My heart is broken.”― C.S. Lewis, The Problem of Pain
There are days when I am fighting back tears and nights when I cry myself to sleep. Every part of my body hurts, my head aches, my hands shake and the pounding in my chest won’t stop. I feel dizzy and weak and I concentrate on every step I take because I am scared I’ll collapse in the street.
May is Mental Health Awareness Month and I wanted to share some information regarding “Depression in Women” from www.mentalhealthamerica.net.
Contrary to popular belief, clinical depression is not a “normal part of being a woman” nor is it a “female weakness.” Depressive illnesses are serious medical illnesses that affect more than 19 million American adults age 18 and over each year. Depression is atreatable medical illness that can occur in any woman, at any time, and for various reasons regardless of age, race or income.
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