Posted 8/1/2008 4:53 PM (GMT -6)
I have a question that I've been really curious about and now that I have people to talk to who are going through the same things as me.
I was wondering
What do you believe triggered your depression?
or what in your life do you think may have caused you to become depressed. Genetics? hardships?
For me I believe that some of it is genetic and some has to do with my family life growing up.
My grandfather, uncles, and father all suffer from depression, and my mother is a very timid woman.
My uncle committed suicide when I was 10
My father ignored me completely my whole life. He knos nothing about me.
My sister has dementia and used to abuse me and my little brother when we were too young to protect ourselves. I would cry for help and nobody would come.
when I was 20 I got in a small accident basically rendering my back and neck useless and hurting with pain for months.
The accident was what really started the sprial downwards, I could not work or even sit up for months.
so genetics, family life, all were a huge part. The accident really was my trigger.
I would love to hear your stories if you would share them.
The sun can't shine every day :)