When I was young my mom suffered postpartum depression or depression in general. At the time we did not have a clue, not a clue what was going on with her. She seemed sad and had waves of joyful energy but most of the time she was suffering in a dark place. However, my mother is a very charismatic person and people love her when they meet her but behind the curtain there was a different story. I don't think she understood the impact she had on people.
My family and I did not know anything about depression at that time so we had to cope with this dark cloud and tried to cope the best we could. I learned how to walk on egg shelves very, very well as a young person. I prayed to the universe and God to make my mother happy again. It never really happened... Mental illness is a serious condition, be there for the person and be adament for them to seek help so they can live a life in satisfaction. I did not say happiness, because happiness is an overused word and almost unattainable. I live a satisfying life...that is all I asked for and I love my little life because I designed it.
My name is Annica Johansson and I am a Career and Talent Coach. I am writing about personal development, daily musings, spirituality and depicting mother nature's amazing beauty.