Depression is all too often depicted as a dark cloud or simply sad emotions, yet it is so much more than that. For anyone that suffers from depression, the truth is deeper and darker than any can realize. It seeps through the soul, bleeds out the heart and steals light from the day. It may come in waves or peaks, small glimpses or a hurricane of despair. It is different for everyone and experienced in a myriad of ways. Maybe your own depression has brought you here, to these words and these relatable moments. Maybe you are here because you know you need help, and are seeking the encouragement to find it. Maybe you have suffered negative consequences because of your depression, even put on trial for it. You are not alone. In these pages are letters, questions, moments and heartfelt revelations that lead to hope. Part workbook and part journal, this is a place to pour your heart, list your pain and recognize what may really be happening. Use it, understand it, and find your hope. God's love ignores no one, if we know how to listen. You are not alone. You are never alone.
Brie Tezrilee Simmons is a passionate Women's Confidence Promoter & Inspirational Speaker who is based in St. Louis, Missouri. After encountering and overcoming Postpartum depression, Brie made it her life purpose to aid mothers in conquering the same challenges by offering unwavering support through their maternal journey. While motherhood is often depicted to be a picture perfect experience, she understands that negative emotions can still arise. When she isn't inspiring others, Brie enjoys immersing herself in fitness. She also has an avid interest in interior decorating and absolutely adores all-things cake batter and colorful. Most importantly, Brie likes spending quality time with her family and is a proud mother of two beautiful children. Currently, Brie Tezrilee Simmons is assembling a membership site with countless tools to both uplift and educate women with depression. Ultimately, Brie's goal is to speak life into women through their professional and personal lives, and remove the stigma surrounding depression once and for all.