Not Beaten, Bound or Broken

January 8, 2015 6:55 PM

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In the midst of most wars there is at least one defining battle or turning point that determines the outcome. Such was the case with my inner war with depression. Accepting my depression and need to take medication to treat it has not been easy. I do not like to take medication of any kind. Even during seasons of deep depression, I often would not take my medication as prescribed. But a routine trip to the grocery store in August 2007 caused me to rethink how I managed my depression.

Late one afternoon in August 2007, my children and I went to the grocery store to purchase the food I needed to make dinner. At the time, our financial circumstances were so dire that I was working three jobs to put food on the table. During this time period, I went to the grocery store daily becaus...

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