Tell us a bit about yourself.
Where does one start with this question?!? I’m 47 years old, mother of two small dogs, Emma and Sammy. I’ve been married 24 years to an amazing man, my biggest blessing. In my “previous life” I was a CPA for AT&T Wireless. Now I’m kept busy with our home, and caring for my Mom who has dementia and lives close by in Cameron Park. My hobbies include beading jewelry, knitting, quilting, crocheting and scrapbooking.
When did you realize you were depressed? Tell us what that was like.
Looking back, I see signs of depression as young as 12 or 13. I have clinical depression. When people think of depression they think of someone who is weepy and sad. My symptoms are a complete physical exhaustion that makes everything seem completely overwhelming. As a result I just freeze up and can’t do anything. Some days getting off the couch was a challenge.