It’s Time to Get Some Help

Due to increased symptoms of depression and anxiety in recent weeks, I’ve decided to try out a combination of counseling and medication.

Sure, I’ve still been able to get out of bed in the morning. And I wasn’t having any serious thoughts about hurting myself. But still, I was feeling hopeless and trapped often enough that I decided it was time to seek out help.

I know, I know. That’s pretty personal for a blog post for the whole internet to read!

However, as I see it, I’m writing it out here for two reasons:

  1. To commit publicly to seeking out counseling now that I’ve started my first try of medication.
  2. In case anyone else out there, currently experiencing symptoms of depression, anxiety, etc., needs a nudge to seek out help sooner rather than later.

If #2 above refers to you, please know that you’re not alone! Please don’t let pride or anything else get in the way of receiving the help that you need.

By Joshua Steele

Software engineer using "dead" languages to help the living. Learn more at joshuapsteele.com.