I’m not sure if I ever thought I’d make it this far, looking back on my journey. It’s been a tumultuous one, but here I am today–stronger and more determined than ever!
It all started when I realized that something wasn’t right. Looking back on it now, I can see that my depression had been a presence in my life for as long as I can remember, but I never connected the dots at the time. All I knew is that nothing seemed to be getting better and some days it felt like things were only spiraling out of control.
That’s when I decided to get help. For me, that meant finding mental health professionals who could connect with me, understand what was going on in my life and come up with solutions that would actually work. It took some trial and error to find the combination of treatments—psychological services, medication, support groups—that worked best for me., But eventually, through a lot of hard work (and tears!), things began to turn around for me. These days, thanks to experience gained over years of dedication and commitment to understanding myself better and healthier ways of coping with stressors in my daily life.
I’m proud that even though there were times when giving up seemed like the easiest option; I kept going because deep down inside me I knew it was worth it all along. Nowadays I’m committed to helping others realize what an incredible journey they’re embarking on by seeking healing for themselves too–whether from mental health issues or addiction. My advice to anyone out there who is struggling with something similar: Never give up!