From Misery to Joy – A Story of Real Life

If you are suffering from depression, please read this…


With the tragic passing of Robin Williams, there has been so much discussion lately about depression and suicide.  We will all miss him terribly.  His passing has really raised awareness about this insidious and horrible disease.  I can personally attest to how horrid it is, having suffered from chronic depression and acute anxiety over a two and a half year period.  It seemed to have been kicked off by the death of my grandchild following on the heels of 4 consecutive hospitalizations for me and having several stents put into my heart arteries.  It began a spiraling down very deep into darkness and misery.  I never used to understand how someone could take their life, but I can now, after experiencing that hopelessness that overtakes you and robs every ounce of joy from you.  I am healthy now thank God, but I remember all too well what I went through…

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2 Responses to “From Misery to Joy – A Story of Real Life”

  1. Melanie, I am glad you decided to repost this information because my sole purpose in telling my story was to hopefully help someone out there in some small way. You will reach more people who might read it.

    I spent the afternoon reading through a bunch of your posts after discovering your Xtrology site. I loved everything I read and will look forward to more!!!

    • Thanks, Peggy. I don’t think we take depression seriously enough. Your story was inspirational. And thanks for reading Xtrology and the “likes.” Can always use more of those!

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