Welcome. If you struggle with depression and/or anxiety, you will find compassion and understanding here.

My name is Tressa Mancini, and here, I detail my struggles with severe depression and anxiety, as well as the hope and strength I receive from Jesus and His Word. I hope that by sharing my journey, I can encourage and inspire others who struggle with similar issues.

My struggle with depression goes back over ten years. My mental health issues peaked in 2020 when the world spiraled out of control. I knew then that I needed to get help, and that I could no longer keep up my habitually happy, bubbly exterior I used to mask my pain. Now, through a rejuvenation of my faith, I am pursuing victory over the depression that has ruled my spirit for so long.

“To all who mourn in Israel,
    he will give a crown of beauty for ashes,
a joyous blessing instead of mourning,
    festive praise instead of despair.
In their righteousness, they will be like great oaks
    that the Lord has planted for his own glory.”

-Isaiah 61:3 NLT

If you are in a dark place, read on to find empathy and hope.