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“I’ve always been a really happy person but when I got a concussion about a year and a half ago it brought with it really bad depression and anxiety.  That was something I really hadn’t experienced before so it was weird for me to be constantly sad and moody and I freaked out about things all the time.   I was like, “What is going on?” …  I got to the point when just everyday I was low.  It wasn’t IF it was going to be a bad day, it was how bad was it going to be. … I started thinking, “wow, I’m not good enough for anything!”  I used to be super social and now its even hard to talk to people. … I got to the point where I understood why someone would jump off of a building.  You get to this point where you are numb enough and you hate yourself enough.  I got to a point where I realized I was needing to rely more on the Lord and doing things I loved and as I have started to do that, I’m not better and I’m not perfect, but its been a life changer for me.   I’ve started to have more good days than bad days.  And that’s a miracle!  The way its changed my view of the world is that I understand people better.   I think that’s the main reason we go through trials is to gain empathy.”

Ash Lundgreen of Visage Artistry

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