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@jessicka @latrala247 I do understand your point about people with mood disorders (I suffere from anxiety and panic attacks myself), and yes I am famiiar with the hierarchy of needs. Juli has indeed been under great stress and pressure, but I guess I have a bone to pick regarding the tone of this blog spot. In some ways it strikes me as just very self-indulgent and inauthentic (a photo caption "how i look, depressed"?? wow.) Of course, this is her rightful place to vent, but I guess comments are also a space to express one's opinions. I hope she does get the help she needs, but it might also be a matter of learning from this entire experience. Rather than regurgitating trite and previously published signs of depression, it could be more helpful to reflect on recent events. These things are sent to try us. Everyone gets wrapped up in their own world and things they like best, but this is an opportunity perhaps to look beyond that. Anyway, I don't think I'm expressing my thoughts as well as I would like to. I'm just not particularly sold on the post.
4 months, 2 weeks ago on WOOHOO! I Have Depression!
I think you would do best to get checked out and diagnosed first. Reading articles and comparing symptoms to those stated there do not replace an expert's evaluation on your mental health. I have no doubt that you are very unhappy, and you have every right to be. Unfortunately I think this post runs the risk of encouraging everyone who is feeling sad or dissatisfied with their lives to call themselves 'depressed.' Not putting on makeup does not necessarily mean you are depressed. Have you let go of other aspects of personal hygiene? Let us know when you've stopped showering. "Crying for no reason?" Ah, but you DO have a clear reason, what happened to your skin and the cases you are facing. I also think it's a bit of a #humblebrag when you talk about just how many unworn clothes you are giving away because you have no desire to dress up. Um, perhaps you should be depressed over the waste?
Please know that you truly do have my utmost sympathy for what happened to you. I'm probably coming off harsh because sometimes you just have to call it like it is. I think you truly deserve compensation and peace of mind. BUT I also think that you can help yourself when it comes to these negative feelings. It's hard, but I think you need to acknowledge that you are SAD. Not necessarily depressed. Perhaps you need to redefine yourself. You're not just your blog. You're not just a beauty blogger. Perhaps you should take a break from the beauty world for a while and see if you feel better. It's good to get things off your chest through your blog, but it might help you to also take a step back and evaluate what you seem to REALLY be saying.