I worked with a therapist quite regularly. And we explored medication as I worked through that there was a lot that a specialist did with cognitive behaviour therapy.
So I started going to therapy and my attitude was, oh, come in, crack me open, pull me out of the table. And let's just fix this. So having that attitude helped me to, I would say recover. But it's more a case of with depression, it's more of a management.
There's no one thing that has got me to where I am, it's a combination of speaking to a psychologist, being really open with my friends exercise, it all contributes to me being well,
there's times where I'm doing great. And I feel like I've got a handle on things. And then there's some times where I just have to stop and let myself have those emotions and have those days where I don't feel 100%
You know, everybody's going to have those periods of low mood, the thing to remember is that you will come out of it, it'll just take a little bit longer than it would normally and you just need to learn to manage those low moods.
You know, I look back at the person that I was 10 years ago and I don't see the same person now because the way that I control my thoughts, you know, manage my behaviour and the way that I approach situations is completely different. And that's all learned behaviour. And much the same way as you would learn to manage a physical ailment. I've done the same with my mental health.