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I was chocked and fell unconscious2 min read


Depression for me… means loneliness.

Every day after work, I would come home into my room by myself and just thought about how I can get out of the situation I was in. It led me to start taking drugs.

After a high goes down, your problems are still there. It was a daily routine; I felt like I had to do it just to keep going. Even though I was going through a situation, that problem was not going to leave until I did something about it.

I was always off to myself and financially unstable to take care of my children. I was in an abusive relationship for over ten years; physically and mentally. One night, he went out and got high. He kicked the door, woke me out of my sleep and when I opened the door, I asked him why he kicked it. I told him to leave the house because the kids were sleeping and to go back where he had come from.

I had called a friend of mine before I opened the door. She was close by. That night he choked me until I fell unconscious on the kitchen floor. I woke up to water splashing on my face. I woke up and saw that it was her. She was crying over me, saying “please leave him, please leave him, don’t go back”. That’s what stopped me from continuing the relationship.

It made me realise this was not the life I wanted to live.

LattitaI called the Showdown of Faith and started to attend the meetings at The Universal Church. They prayed for me and I continued to come. I’m no longer depressed, I go out with my kids and we enjoy ourselves. I don’t have to be in a relationship to feel wanted. I was able to find my self-worth, just by listening to the Word of God and going to the chain of prayers. I know that God is my father, and I know that he is always with me. Knowing that is enough for me.

My name is Lattita, and this is my story.


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