1 in 10 are affected, and yet no one is talking about it

Hi all,

I'm feeling called to give voice to something that has personally affected my life for many years: depression.

Apparently 1 in 10 Americans are on anti-depressants, and yet we hardly ever speak about this cloud that hangs around the head of family members, loved ones or even ourselves.

Recently many friends and acquaintances have reached out to say, "you seem to be doing so well, what are you doing!?"  I love to tell them about all the awesome work I'm up to and all the joy in my life.  What I skip over is the pain that brought me to these amazing fruits: my own depression.

To educate, raise awareness and speak about something that is sensitive and often brushed aside I've made a series of 3 videos about depression.  The first of which can be found here. I will be posting the rest in the next two days, the final one will include tools and techniques that I've used in my own life to regain control.

If you know someone who is suffering from depression by all means show them the video or put me in contact.  Depression often tells a story of isolation, and allowing ourselves to connect and be supported can offer a powerful remedy-- even if it's just a willing ear.

Much love to you all and thanks for being you,

Julie

** this video is not meant to treat, diagnose or cure depression.  The intention of this video is to speak about my experience of this disease in order to connect with those who may be suffering, or those who know people who suffer from depression.  Our pain can often generate a desire to isolate, push away or withdraw.  This video is meant to help us connect through depression and find community, support and hope.  Much love