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Kendall Surratt

College student, avid coffee drinker, aspiring to inspire others.

I am a senior psychology student at South Dakota State University. I am an aspiring child psychologist, but I like to trust that wherever I end up is where I'm supposed to be. I've been battling Major Depressive Disorder and Generalized Anxiety Disorder for 6 years, and I find hope in sharing my story with others. I am a lover dark roast coffee, stand-up comedy, and pretending to be a Beyonce backup dancer in my living room.
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Depression Is More Than Being Sad

It wasn't until I attended college that I realized depression wasn't just being sad all the time. As I began to realize and track my symptoms, I learned that my most intense symptom is lack of motivation. When my depression hits, there's no such thing as motivation anymore. It's instant, and I do not get a say. My class attendance drops, homework will sit undone for days, and deadlines will be missed.
09/21/2016 09:09 EDT