Updated: Aug 7
Welcome, I have created this blog where I want to share with all of you my life, my journey with depression, and my everyday life struggles, with the hope that they may help you, and just by reading it, you feel less alone.
My name is Dafne Yasmin Alvarez Sanchez; I was born In Tegucigalpa, Honduras, on the 4th of September, and at the age of 10, I moved to Genova, Sori in Italy with my mother and my little sister. Moving to Italy was a big step in our family since we didn't have any family members apart from my stepfather, and that change so wanted at the beginning created scars that, until this day, I'm still healing.
I became so depressed, and my parents did everything in their power to make me happy, but it was like something inside me was gone forever, and I didn't feel that I belong, it took me till I was 15 to realize that I was very insecure and that I need it to change.
Teenage years went by with drama; I put up a wall, and I created a persona that was the opposite of me to please everyone around. Still, in my 20's, I experience my first life crises, and it was because of my love life and this new feeling of failure for not being what society wanted of me.
It was a crazy ride, but I manage to get out of it when I moved to Sweden and started building my new life all by myself, and I decided to be 100% me.
Now I'm in my 30's, and as much grateful, I'm for my life, I still have these moments where I'm not happy, don't know why, but it got so bad with panic attacks that I decided to follow my doctor advised and started taking antidepressives.
I will not lie it was hard taking the decision that I need it; antidepressives just made me feel like a failure all over again.
But now one year into it I'm thankful because it helps me so much, my panic attacks do not exist, and I finally found the courage to put my life out there with the hope that it can help someone.
Mental health is a journey, but I encourage you to get help and never be ashamed about it because the most significant thing you can do for yourself is taking care of you.