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Inspirational Story about Beat Depression – Just Walk Away

by Nolan Hawk

Amanda’s Inspirational story about depression

To beat depression, “Sometimes You Need to Lose Yourself Before You Find It”. That was the case for Amanda McCarthy, a young mother, who was diagnosed with BI-Polar disorder and learned her baby was autistic. As a result, she struggled with severe depression issues and was even hospitalized. Maybe you can relate to her symptoms or know someone who struggles with them as well. Anxiety and Depression Association of America

Discovering a way out

Just when she was about to give up, she unexpectedly found a way out. A way to beat depression. One day when life became too much she found herself walking and walking and walking. As a result, her feet just took over. There was something about the quiet and finding her own rhythm, letting her feet take control. Being able to clear her mind and take time away from all the pressures and stress of her daily life. Walking allowed Amanda to use her weaknesses and struggles as a ladder to climb out of depression issues, day by day.

Amanda on the beach with her hands stretched out. Knowing that she has beat depression.

Helping others find a way to beat depression

Amanda wanted to share this experience and inspirational story with others who needed to get away from the city sounds and humdrum and explore who they are, with no one watching – be vulnerable. She found hiking with others who struggle with similar issues made the climb even more successful. So Amanda formed a midwestern hiking group. She organizes hiking trips for anyone interested. Thus Urban Nerd Herd was formed.  So, in April of 2017 Amanda tackled her depression “one hike at a time”. 

Our everyday hero, Amanda reaching out to help others beat depression.

The light at the end

To sum up, this stay at home Mom’s goal is to beat depression and promote emotional and spiritual wellness. She has now not only faced her own struggles, but she also has enjoyed watching so many others follow in her footsteps. In short, join the Urban Nerd Herd’s Facebook Group – Click Here

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Video Production: Rocko Productions
Review Written By: M. Cardinal
Date Written: Feb 27th, 2020
Your Everyday Hero: Amanda’s inspirational story about depression

Note From Your Everyday Heroes

Amanda’s Inspirational story about depression is really one of my personal favorites. Over the past year, I’ve been following Amanda’s activity on Social Media, and commenting on her posts and engaging with her. Amanda loves to share her thoughts and stories with the world, her experiences help those who are struggling because we all know, that with her story, we’re not alone.

Without Amanda’s story to inspire us, there would be no “Your Everyday Heroes”. When Rocko Productions approached me with their videos, I watched a few, and was taken back with the inspired stories. But it was really when I got to Amanda’s that it started to click. Something was here, the world needed to hear this story, and share in her inspiration. Not only for the Urban Nerd Herd, but with Amanda directly.

I am thankful for being able to call Amanda an Everyday Hero, and more over than that a friend. There are always times when we all need some help, and whether she knows it or not, she has helped me specifically become a better person.

I have this dream, where we become so good at this, that the page has 10 million unique visitors every month, and we’re doing well enough to throw a convention for all of our Heroes. We send out invitations and have a ballroom all set up for everyone, on the monitor and screens everywhere are our Heroes stories, so when they come in, they are playing all around us. That’s my dream, and with this inspirational story, I just know we’ll make it there.

Thank you Amanda for your story, and we’ll continue to tell it, to anyone who will listen. I can’t wait to join you on a Hike with the Urban Nerd Herd as soon as possible.

Beat Depression FAQs

What is the number one cause of depression?

Causes and Risk Factors of Depression. Depression is one of the most common mental disorders in the United States. … Factors that can contribute to depression include genetics, brain chemistry, certain medical conditions, substance use, stress, and poor nutrition.

What is the real meaning of depression?

Depression is a mood disorder that causes a persistent feeling of sadness and loss of interest. Also called major depressive disorder or clinical depression, it affects how you feel, think, and behave and can lead to a variety of emotional and physical problems.

How does depression start?

Changes in the brain
It’s complicated, and there are multiple causes of major depression. Factors such as genetic vulnerability, severe life stressors, substances you may take (some medications, drugs and alcohol) and medical conditions can affect the way your brain regulates your moods

What are the symptoms of depression?

– Feeling sad or down.
– Confused thinking or reduced ability to concentrate.
– Excessive fears or worries, or extreme feelings of guilt.
– Extreme mood changes of highs and lows.
– Withdrawal from friends and activities.
– Significant tiredness, low energy, or problems sleeping.

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