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HOPE is central to well-being. Hope says that tomorrow is worth living – that you will have something to give. Depression and anxiety stripped me of hope. I looked into the future and saw nothing but a continuous cycle of numbness and fear.

It’s ok to have days and months and years where hope is foreign. It’s not nice, but it’s ok. For five years, I didn’t believe hope was something I’d ever feel again. I still have days where it vanishes without a trace. Just because you can’t see it, feel it or believe in it, does not mean it’s non-existent. Seek help and hang on. Even when you’re convinced you will never know anything but bitterness and loneliness – hang on and keep seeking help, hope is on its way, even when you don’t believe in it!


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