It's been some time since I've posted. Honestly, I was dealing with some personal family things. I received a phone call from my son that no parent ever wants to receive and found his note when I went to pack clothes for him. Fighting depression alone isn't easy. One thing I had in my corner is that I am a believer in Christ so I truly knew I was never fighting the battle alone. What I didn't do when I was struggling so hard was lean more on Him. I do that more now, but still probably not as much as I should. I have learned from my past and while I know there is a time and a place for anti-depressants, I have made the decision not to take them. I know that not everyone has that option. I took them in the past but I have found that natural options control my anxiety and depression and work well for me. I can't say that may be the same for everyone else. My best advice there is to do your research and make the best decision for you. I know there are many people who suffer in silence with depression and anxiety. Please know that you are not alone.
Please remember Proverbs 18:24 says: "...and there is a friend that sticketh closer than a brother."