About me and my battle with depression

There really isn’t that much I can tell any of you about myself,  but I hope as time moves on and people read my blog they will start to know me a little better. And I hope this way I can reveal a little bit more about myself in stages, whilst continuing my battle.

What I can tell you is that my real name is Sue, (although my pen name is Sootykins, named after one of my rabbits) I am an independent single lady in my middle age years and I am the from  the West Midlands.

In 2001 I was officially diagnosed with clinical depression and anxiety. Its an illness that if any one has or does suffer from they can appreciate the extent of how it affects the quality of one’s life on a day to day basis, and the physical and mental energy it takes to fight the personal battle from within.   I am determined not to let the depression beat me, although on numerous occasions it nearly has. I still try to live my life to the best by doing the things I enjoy doing again such as photography, art, craft and fishing.

One of the things I have been able  to do in more recent years  is to be more open with  others about my illness, after all depression is an illness and it is nothing to be ashamed of,  by not hiding my illness it allows me to have a bit more energy to fight this illness and get on with my life……its not been easy, but its not impossible either.

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