The concept of stepping up is one that is understated. Baseball is a sport which involves stepping up to a plate and swinging a bat, with the goal of hitting a home run. How terrifying it may seem to stand in front of cheering fans, a pitcher and your team mates.

In dealing with depression, it is a vital step in putting ourselves out at the batter’s plate so to speak. When we begin to see that our battles occur firstly in the mind and heart before they become physical, we begin the process of recovery. In being aware we can begin the process of training ourselves through constructive thoughts and behaviors that counteract the negative ones we have become so accustomed to.