Amanda’s story to beat 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.
Helping others find a way to beat depression
Amanda wanted to share this experience 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”.
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
Beat Depression FAQs
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.
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.
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
– 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.