Depression is Beatable: A Community Story

September 17, 2018

 

 

When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.” – Lao Tzo

 

WHAT DEPRESSION AND ANXIETY FEELS LIKE

I first remember having crippling depression and anxiety when my uncle passed away from a heart condition when I was in 7th grade. It was the first time that I had ever faced that kind of real world adversity. From that time on, being overwhelmed with worrying about worst case scenarios was all I ever knew.

 

I grew up unwillingly befriending mental exhaustion, restlessness, stress, and seeking the reassurance and approval of others. I was an athletic kid who did very well in school, had a family that loved and supported me, and knew of blessings that surrounded me in every aspect of my life. So why was I anxious? Why was I feeling depressed?

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- an excerpt from Zach Thompson’s Blog

 

When we don’t take action, life takes over us. The stress, anxiety, pain, loss, etc. Recently, Zachariah Thompson shared his Heartbeat Story over a conversation on The WHY Blog. Experiencing anxiety and depression throughout his childhood, Zach got toppled with a major heart surgery in college.

 

The next move for Zach was crucial. In this space he was able to put action into his life. “My purpose was starting to take shape, and everything I had gone through up until that point was preparing me for this work.

 

Depression is Beatable

 

Zach is a community member who helps coach people to find their own heartbeat strength.

 

Take a read of Zach’s full blog post and hear how he continues to address depression and anxiety: Depression and Anxiety aren't Bias, but They're Beatable

 

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