1. This happened to me last year when I lost my Once In A Lifetime horse. The fog still hasn’t really lifted, but I’m just going to fake it ’til I make it. Thanks for sharing your journey. I know there’s a light at the end of the tunnel, even if I can’t see it yet.

    • Lindsey

      Oh, I’m so sorry to hear that. My heart goes out to you – truly. You got this, one foot in front of the other 🙂

  2. Lindsey, this is so incredibly beautiful. Thank you for sharing and I’m so glad you found your way back. It’s not easy to share personal details like this, but I am sure that someone will gain help and a little hope from it.

    • Lindsey

      Heather, thank you so much for your kind words <3. It is definitely a vulnerable feeling but like you said - I hope it helps someone. Thank you for reading 🙂

  3. Thank you so much for sharing Lindsey – I think that people telling their stories really helps to diminish the stigma around mental health.
    It’s wonderful to hear how you were able to get to the other side xoxo

    • Lindsey

      Thank you so much Andrea, for reading and for your kind words. Truly appreciated ❤️❤️❤️. I agree, the more we talk about it, the more we can help others have courage to get the help they need.

  4. This was so beautifully written. I had no idea you struggled with depression. I’m so, so glad that you had a supportive mom and a great therapist. I’m sure those two things helped immensely. 💜💜

    • Lindsey

      Thank you so much, Brooks! Yes, not something I typically talk about since it was such a battle to get out of, but I’m glad to share my story if it will help encourage others. And like you say, our dark times really highlight the people who care about us fiercely. I’m so grateful for that! And I’m grateful for bloggers like you who keep mental health in the forefront so that the stigma of depression, anxiety, et al, can go away. <3

  5. Thank you for sharing this. I think others who have fallen down into that black hole of depression will take heart when reading this. I had some episodes of depression in my 20s ( a long time ago) and was not riding horses at that time in my life. But I can remember the feeling that I was wearing a lead suit and even lifting my arms to pick up a knife and fork was a huge effort. I have been spared this illness in the rest of m adult life and I find not that if I am down my horse will pick me up.

    • Lindsey

      Yes! I think you describe that feeling perfectly. I am so glad that you got through your depression time and can be an encouragement to others. Thank you for your kind words, this is sincerely my hope: to encourage those that there’s life to be lived on the other side.

  6. Thank you for your honest and beautifully written post. I’m new to your blog and your posts really resonate with me, especially this one. Look forward to reading future posts ❤️

  7. I can really relate to this. The non-feelings and that first moment when you feel a little of yourself come back are things I remember vividly from my own struggle with depression. It’s hard to believe that things get better but the more we share our stories the more people who are struggling more believe it. Thank you for sharing your experience.

    • Lindsey

      Absolutely, Hannah! I’m glad to hear you made it to the other side. Thank you for sharing. I agree 100%, we just need to keep sharing to bring others hope. Thank you for reading!

  8. Such a great read. Really appreciate your honesty and sharing. It’s so important to share this kind of angle as it does effect so many people but generally very privately.

    • Lindsey

      Thank you so much, Daisy. I agree, that it’s not talked about nearly as often as people struggle with it. Thanks for reading!

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