Many of you know of my physical health concerns but you may not know that for years I have struggled with Mental Illness. In fact I met Wendy at a NAMI meeting. One of the hardest parts of my diagnosis I have had to deal with is severe depression. If you have been around me for any length of time you know I love winter and snow. You also would know I hate summer, heat, bugs, summer birds! I often teased that they needed to come up with a special diagnosis for me - the opposite of SAD. Guess what about 1% of people who suffer from SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder) have it like me! They thrive in the winter but summer is hard. Since June of this year my depression has gotten worse and worse by the day. Some days I did not see how to go on. In August I was told about the 1% of SAD patients, it made so much sense to me. As cooler weather has started coming I have just started to do a bit better. My medical doctors had me start walking for my heart a couple of months ago. SO - I saw the sign this week about the NAMI Walk and decided I could walk for my heart and my mind. This is my first small step in trying to get back to an even keel. I would love for you to support me! Thanks for listening to my story.
NAMI is the nation's largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to improving the lives of individuals and families affected by mental illness. NAMIWalks promotes awareness of mental health, raises funds for NAMI’s free, top-rated programs, and builds community by letting people know they are not alone.
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