In her first major interview since her diagnosis, Amy has said her depression has been ‘overwhelmed’ by the outpouring of support she’s received since her initial diagnosis.
Amy, who was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes last year, said she has been overwhelmed by the emotional and physical toll that her condition has taken on her family.
She said: ‘I think my heart has been overwhelmed by all the love and support that I have received, especially the kind of love and kindness that I’ve been able to receive from my family.
‘I don’t want to sound like a broken record, but I have not experienced depression in my entire life.
‘It’s been so overwhelming that I feel as if I’m drowning in it.’
My heart has not been full as I could be, and it’s been overwhelming.
I’ve had so many people come up to me and say, ‘I miss you so much.
You’re so brave.”
I think it’s really touched my heart and my soul.
I really miss my mom and I miss my sisters.’
Amy said she wants to encourage people with mental illness to be open about their condition and how it can affect their lives.
She added: ‘As long as people are being honest with themselves and their mental health, it’s not a big deal.
‘But it is when people are talking about depression, it can be very hard for people to talk about.’
Amy revealed how she and her sister were both diagnosed with the condition in their early teens.
She told the Daily Mail: ‘My sister was diagnosed at the age of eight and my mom at the early age of 10.’
We were both born with the same genetic condition.
We have the same gene, but we both have different symptoms.’
The only way that we can really understand each other is by seeing each other and talking to each other.’
It’s like a big family, but there’s so many of us and so many different things going on at once.’
Sometimes when I’m feeling sad, my mum’s just going to say, “We need to talk to you about that”, and I just sort of nod and say yes.’
She’s a good mum, she’s a wonderful mum and she’s really sweet.’
Amy has also spoken about how she is now in the process of ‘making amends’ after she was diagnosed by her doctor and told she would never walk again.
Amy said: I am still trying to make amends for all the things that have happened and all the hurt and hurt that I am going through.’
I have never really forgiven myself for anything that I did.
I feel like I have no control over anything anymore, so I am not sure what to do.’
But I just want to go out there and live life as normal as possible, and live with whatever life brings.’
At the end of the day, I don’t have any control over my illness.
I’m just living my life as it is and just letting my body do what it does naturally.’
Amy, pictured with her brother Luke, has shared her thoughts on her diagnosis and her hopes to be released soon.
She shared: ‘This is just something that has always been there and will always be there.
I don´t know what I will do.
I am hoping to be discharged within the next few weeks.
‘My hope is that I can get out there, have a bit of fun and just enjoy my life, and not think about what is going to happen to me.
‘If I can just enjoy the process, then I think I will be fine.’
Amy has shared a video she recorded with her sister to show how her journey has unfolded so far.
In the video, Amy said: We were all pretty young, I was 11 and she was 14, we were just kids.
‘She’s been with me my whole life and she has taken care of me for the most part.
‘When she’s around, I can relax and just just get on with it.’
Amy also shared how her sister and her brother are now looking forward to getting out together to celebrate the holidays.
Amy’s mother, Mary, is also a nurse and has worked with Amy’s team.
She explained: I had been with my daughter in the hospital for eight days when she was released.
I had to go home and she said, “Let’s go to the hospital”, so I said, OK, and she came and picked us up and we went and got her out.
She also said she is excited to see Amy’s mother on the Christmas Day celebrations.
Amy and her siblings are now spending Christmas together and she wants them to be as close as possible.
Amy has been in touch with her family and she hopes they can get to know each other better before she is discharged.
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