However, these relapses do not have to hinder those suffering from living life to the fullest.
Take British politician, Winston Churchill, who suffered from depression throughout his life, calling it his, "black dog." Sir Winston Churchill, in spite of his black dog went on to become a statesman, prime minister of England, an officer, historian, writer, Nobel Prize winner and was the first person to be recognized as an honorary citizen of the United States.
Single Parents Network has several options for support groups ranging from domestic violence and single parents, child protection rights, adoption, to general single parenting.
They also have a ton of resources and recommended books.
Support groups provide a great way to meet other single parents who may be experiencing similar stressors.
From small, more intimate groups to large gatherings, these support groups can help you connect, vent and find solutions to issues you are working through.
You may lack the energy to do the things that once made you happy or to even get out of bed some days. Depression can strike anyone at any time, perhaps from a chemical imbalance, traumatic life event, or postpartum, to name a few.
Although praises you on finding us, knowing that there are days when dealing with clinical depression often makes it difficult to face the day, never mind find the strength to turn the computer on and search for help.
If you are looking for an easy, convenient way to connect with other single parents, an online group might be best for you.
They can be accessed quickly, and are typically open for chatting throughout the day and evening, unlike in-person groups which stick to a specific scheduled time.