Depression and anxiety can be defeated. It may take some thought and sometimes a quiet moment to just to take a step back and breathe. But it can be beaten by the thought of who you are. I hope what I say here can help a little bit.
I know a few people who suffer from these, and I feel you. I had issues when I was at school, not everyone knows that, but I discovered later in life I was EXTREMELY uncomfortable in crowds. I beat that. Now I'm a noisy bastard, don't care what people think, and go to conventions surrounded by thousands of people, while being noisy and not caring what people think. :D
The people I know who suffer from depression and anxiety, are bloody good people. People I would try my best for and give my time for when I can. They also know that if they need a chat, they have people to talk to and I'm one of them. You guys are not alone.
Think of beating it like this... You have unique experiences in life, good times that nobody else can take away from you. Cherish the good memories that you have, and the main thing.. LOOK FORWARD TO THE NEW EXPERIENCES AND MEMORIES YOU'RE GOING TO CREATE. Don't sit back and think you're not going to do something after you've planned doing it, go ahead, have a go, take photos, write a blog, keep things for memorabilia. Have a plan to do something and hold on to it. Life is pretty fun and has a lot of amazing people in it. :) When you've created your new experience, a new memory, you can always sit back with your favourite drink, think about it, and other fond memories, and smile. You are awesome.
This has all come from having a chat with a friend about past experiences, which I must say were exciting, and also from making my Tonyo Files and seeing how much fun I've had and how many cool things have happened, even if not everything went my way, it's still all a real life experience I cherish.
I've had some down moments recently, so much so I was thinking about going to the doctors with it. But I don't think I will because I have things to look forward to, and a lot to be proud of from my life... and so have you.
To my friends, one of the things I cherish most is having you in my life. :) Now, let's have a cup of something hot. I'd say tea but some prefer coffee. :D Sod it, hot chocolate, everyone loves hot chocolate. ;)
All is good.
Originally posted on my Facebook.