The Depressed Caravan

Its only 24 hours since I first saw ‘Frankie’ on Facebook Marketplace. I just loved the van as soon as I saw it, especially the double bed with the toddler nook above it, my daughter would absolutely love it! I was planning to purchase a caravan towards the end of this year but have been researching for months. I did not expect to find Frankie so soon. I tried to gain some finances from my Dad and other relatives, but this was without success. They all think I’ve flipped my lid for good this time!! SO, I did what any sane person would do and I started a GoFundMe page. My friends know how passionate I am about the topic of mental health because of my own long and arduous journey with severe depression. This journey still continues for me and depression is my very present reality. I have to discipline myself daily to reach out to others and make regular social outings, times for a cup of tea and a chat or a lunch date. I am very familiar with anti-depressants and I make regular appointments with my Social worker/Counsellor and other health professionals. I work damn hard at maintaining a certain lifestyle, especially as I am a Mum to two children, one adult child and the other a six year old daughter. My daughter deserves a happy healthy childhood, lord knows how much she has missed out on with my being asleep for almost a year and a half with my depression. Fortunately with my amazing Mother, Sister, In laws, Best Friend and all of my beautiful friends, this gap has been filled in such a way that she never knew she was missing out. The depression still affects me so much that if I don’t have plans for the weekend, I tend to sleep through it. This is getting better the more that I reach out to people.

Author: thedepressedcaravan

Hey! I am a passionate advocate for those with depression following my own journey with severe depression. I still have depression however I have found a way with professional help and sheer determination, to reach out to others and to stay connected to life and my local community. I LOVE music, art: watercolour and brush lettering and live to help others. I'm very into self-development and love activities that focus on the beauty in life and simple things.

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