...of an introduction to depression

“That mess ain’t real. People just use it as an excuse. Ain’t nothing wrong with them!”

I didn’t know any better when I daringly spoke the above words regarding depression. No one that I knew personally ever struggled with depression. Each time I heard anything about it was on television shows or in movies. I-honestly-did-not-think-that-depression-existed! My mind also convinced me that Anti-Depressants were purely placebos. They only “cured” depression because folks believed that they were being medicated.

In order for my repentance, (change of mind), with respect to depression to take place; my prayer of patience did not stop at the diagnosis and treatment of Thyroid Cancer. Welcome, to the story of Larie’s enlightenment of depression…

“A man who lacks judgment derides his neighbor, but a man of understanding holds his tongue.” Proverbs 11:12 NIV


  1. I hear you girlfriend. I went through a year of it and come to find out my body was lacking iodine that feeds the thyroid which in turn balances out the hormones. It still amazes me how intricate our bodies are and when something is lacking it lets us know. I started taking the iodine and within ONE DAY I was out of the depression! I'm go glad God directed me to my doctor.
    Love you my friend.

  2. Laurie,

    Depression is a hard thing to deal with and people don't have alot of compassion for those "In it" Doctors only want to medicate it and not get to the why's of it....There is always a root.

    Bless you my sweet friend

  3. I, too struggle with depression. It is most difficult.
    Praying with you, andrea

  4. It's so easy to think you know how "simple" something is when you only observe it in other people. A whole different story when you know it first-hand.
    Makes me thankful I know Jesus first-hand!
    Love you, friend.

  5. You are in my prayers. Thank you for sharing and being so honest.

  6. Very humble. Prayers continue to go up for you. God bless!


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