No One Ever Said It Was Going to Be Easy

August 22, 2014 8:29 PM

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No One Ever Said It Was Going to Be Easy

I didn't fully understand this until someone relayed this message to me when I was 19 years old. I have carried it close to me since. Over the past five weeks, I have garnered two psychiatric hospitalizations and about a dozen ECT (electroconvulsive therapy) treatments. What's funny is that at first glance, I look "normal," just like everyone else. Truthfully, I could not even define "normal."

The past five weeks have been emotionally exhausting. My depression reached a point of no return, and although I can swallow a lot and put on a great act, I was done. I could not muster the strength to put on an act any longer. Options were put on the table for me, and I went with ECT. If you have n...

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