Easter, along with other holidays can be very difficult if someone suffers from depression. I know for me personally I do not like to be around people when I am feeling depressed. Most of the time I just want to stay to myself. That is not a good coping technique and I am trying to change but that is how I am.

On the holidays there are many times a large gathering of people at my home. This can be overwhelming with all of the noise when someone is feeling out of sorts.

I like to keep holidays real low key with just immediate family and friends. Too many extra people really puts a lot of stress on me.

Something I like to do is make Easter baskets. I love to gift my friends and family and it makes me feel good about myself. I have always enjoyed giving, it fills a part of the emptiness I feel at times with the depression. This year I made several baskets for loved ones. I want them to know I care. When I receive a gift it makes me feel good, like I am appreciated. I like to make others feel that way.

Happiness is what I am trying to achieve.

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