I'm not a doctor, but it doesn't take much research or observation to find that depression can run in families. Whether this is truly genetic or the result of living in close proximity to each other, I don't know. What I do know is that I can see the traits of depression in my family. I have only spoken to a few family members in detail about depression. While I don't have permission to share the details of those conversations, but I can say that the tendency for depression in my extended family, especially for the women in my family, has been noticed.
The point is that you're likely not alone in this. There are probably others in your family suffering with depression – and likely trying to hide it or run from dealing with it. If you deal with depression, it is important to look at your family. Evaluate your family history and the possibility for depression in your children.
Is there a history of depression in your family?
If you deal with depression, please comment and share your journey too. If you're a blogger, you can use the button and code below to share your story and link back on your blog. Feel free to leave links to your posts in the comments area.
I'm linking up with The Nester and others who are writing 31 posts this month on various topics. I'm not a doctor or a counselor and this is not intended to be medical advice. This is simply the story of my experience with depression.