by Jeanine in Michigan
Homeless and battling depression in August of 2003, I was told that I had a mild case of depression. I was put on two different antidepressants. The treatment was all right but it didn't change the outward things that I was going through. The problem got worse before it got better. Today I have learned how to battle the depression by keeping focused and knowing what my goals are. Know that nothing is impossible to achieve if your just work hard at it.
A year from now I plan to be taking a vacation to Disneyland with my daughter and laughing at all the things that I have been through. Being homeless is no joke, but I don't let being homeless drown me in a sink hole.
I am a good student at Everest Institute and will be graduating soon regardless of what I go through. My medication didn't change my situation, I had to change that situation. I had to find true happiness within myself. No matter what people say, you can overcome depression if you really want to.