7 Signs you have High Functioning Depression
Ya'll.. I almost titled this post, " What the hell is this shit!" I know you just laughed and I did too. I was like what the hell is going on with me?? Can you feel me. So back in 2013, I was 8 weeks pregnant with my daughter and you will not believe that my 54 year old mother died. That's when my High Functioning Depression and Anxiety began. But guess what I had no idea what was happening to me until 2016. But nothing was wrong with me, can you relate? I was working and working hard. I am naturally hilarious, but I used some of my humor as a distraction. I tell you one thing: I WAS NOT GOING TO THERAPY... NOPE! NOT AT ALL. I had babies in 2014 and 2015, I had to push through, I had to be the perfect first time mom, I did not address my grief, depression and, anxiety and focused on the kids. I had High Functioning Depression and Anxiety. It took many therapists and psychiatrists back in 2017 to give me that ONE diagnosis. How many of you have more than one mental health illness----raise your hand y'all and shout it to the moon, "I'm a bad ass for still being here in the fight, I deserve a happy and fulfilling life.
Have you ever wished for the correct diagnosis? How did it make you feel? When you received your diagnosis were you relieved, anxious, or scared?
I've got a few things for you today: a definition, a real eye-opening video that shows us we are not alone, Triggers, and some shit we can do about it.
Want to know what this looks like? Here we go!
High Functioning Depression ( or Dysthymia) and Anxiety is defined as These are people who are generally unhappy in life but don’t meet the definition of major depression, which is more severe. Dysthymia generally persists for two or more years.
What's your decision today? Fear you will not get better or Faith that if you keep pushing you will get better?
Brandlyn Owens is passionate about exploring and educating herself and others about mental health topics. She's a momma of 2 kiddos and she resides in Durham, NC.