Live a more satisfying and fruitful life by getting help for mental health challenges.
Encouraging Others to Rise Above Fog
On a winter day several years ago, I hiked up a mountain near my Utah home. When I turned around, civilization had disappeared! A temperature inversion had trapped the cold cloudy air near the ground between the mountains. The valley was a bowl full of suds. I was now above the fog in fresh air and sunshine. When I had been down in it, I was not aware of how thick and unhealthy it was. But now I could see it for what it was.
I see this experience as a metaphor of my life’s journey. For years I was stuck unknowingly in chronic moderate depression. This negatively impacted my family relationships, my career, and my ability to enjoy life. At the urging of my dear wife who recognized my plight, I got help from caring and skillful therapists and from antidepressant medication. I am now in a much better place. Life is richer and more enjoyable. My relationships are healthier. My work has moved from drudgery to being fulfilling. While I still have bad days now and then, I consider myself in recovery.
My passion is to help persuade others who may be stuck in the fog to get help. I encourage loved ones to follow my wife’s example. Life really can be much more satisfying and fruitful.