When you feel you are not good enough...
When you feel you are not good enough taking your life might seem a reasonable idea. The problem is... it is not.
If you feel overwhelmed, feel you are not good enough, or there is something wrong with you, I have been there. There were times this life was so painful for me. Depression and anxiety can affect anyone with any background. They lie to us and prevent us from thriving in life. They tell us we are not important, that we are a problem, That there is something wrong with us, that the world is better off without us. I remember many times I believed I wasn’t good enough. As a result, I would be more depressed, did not have the drive and motivation to do my work. All I wanted to do was curling under my blanket. I have lost many days that could have been productive. So have many people that I have seen in my practice. Amazing bright people who believed that they were not good enough. Depression and anxiety have led many precious people to think they are worthless and they should end their lives. I know how it feels like and how the lies feel so convincing.
My name is Sara Mazaheri Jones, I am a psychiatrist. I both have wrestled with depression and anxiety myself and also have the training in mental health. I know anxiety and depression and how they affect us, both from experience and also studying them. Now I want to help those wrestling with anxiety and depression, because I have been there, and remember how convinced I was that I was a problem, that I was not good enough. I have recently written a book called “ Break Free from Anxiety and Depression. How to Thrive at Work, School and in Relationships, no Matter What Life Throws at You.”
My hope is that my book would be an encouragement and source of light for those in dark moments of mental illness and bring awareness and understanding to them of what anxiety and depression actually are, where they come from and that they CAN battle them. I want to tell you you are not weak if you experience depression or anxiety and hope and help is available. I want to tell them they matter, more than they know.
I am thankful I am alive. I want to give it back. I have learned to love me. So I have learned to love you. Never ever give up. BUT... every hard step taught me something. So it WILL do the same for you. I am grateful for my life. I have added value to the lives of the people around me. SO WILL YOU.
You can find a PDF version of my book at https://www.truefreedom.life/
If you are interested to have a paperback copy you can get it through amazon.
With Love and to your success:
Sara Mazaheri Jones MD