My brain has been all over the place lately. Until recently, I thought it was just normal stress. But now I understand that my issues stem from something much deeper – something I barely knew existed before.
I’ve come to terms with a diagnosis of PTSD that has no doubt contributed to my mental health struggles. It wasn’t easy to face this fact but as soon as I accepted it, help became available and I finally felt relief.
The road ahead may be long and winding, but I’m determined to stay strong during this journey. In therapy, I’m making progress in addressing and understanding the traumatic memories at the core of my condition, as well as the cascade of mental health symptoms that followed them: depression, anxiety, angry outbursts—all of which threatened to overwhelm me on a daily basis.
Gratitude is now part of my routine as well: not only for all the support around me but also for any small victory along my recovery path. Taking time each day for mindfulness & meditation has helped me remain conscious of overthinking negative patterns; it’s also allowing me to get better acquainted with my authentic self and make meaningful progress toward improving my well-being – one day at a time!