• Jasi

Take Control of Your Life

Updated: Mar 6, 2020

Hello, my name is Jasmin and I suffer from depression. Now that’s out the way; recently someone at work asked me was I sick. I replied no, just a tad tired. I mean I do care for three children entirely alone, one of whom is an energetic toddler. When they walked off I thought well damn do I look that bad and continued on. Fast forward a few hours later, I picked up my girls from school. When they got in the car they said Mom no offense but you look a little homeless. Understand, our children have no chill. They speak their minds and I value their feedback. My mental and emotional health affects them which is why I have taken control of my life. I thought, okay Jas enough is enough. I went home, starred in the mirror and realized I did indeed look as bad as everyone said I did. I cried and prayed harder than I’ve ever in my life. Sometimes things take over your life without you even realize it’s happening. Depression is real. You cannot let a diagnosis control your life. We must grab a hold onto our Lord and Savior and let him guide us. As a woman of color, I do not have the luxury to be naive. Everyone needs a strong support system. My village is indestructible. Depression is something I battle with everyday and have with for years. There are triggers we will discuss in later blog posts. My spirit inspired me to share my story because there are so many people suffering. There are many resources available to help those in need. My blog will be a source of constant motivation and support. We are just beginning. Psalm 139:14 I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well. JASI💗

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