Billie. Tallahassee, FL.

“I am married, have 3 beautiful boys, a Registered Nurse and I live with Depression and Anxiety. There are days that I don’t want to face the world. I want to sleep my existence away but yet that allows for too many free thoughts and that’s when the anxiety kicks in. How can someone with so many responsibilities in their professional and personal life deal with the everyday torture of depression and anxiety? It’s exhausting and I have wanted to give up more than once. I’m in a constant every day battle with myself and for the longest time I fought taking medications and didn’t want the world to know. Now I know it’s ok to let others in, and it’s ok to ask for help. So even though I carry the label of having depression and anxiety, I don’t let it haunt me and take over my life. I am proud to be that mother and wife and extremely proud for all my professional achievements. I’m ok with leaning on others for once especially my husband and God. Love and prayer and my diagnosis have made me into the woman I am today!”