My mental health journey to trauma treatment

My mental health journey has taken me many different directions over the years. For a long time, I struggled with feelings of anxiety and depression that just didn’t seem to improve no matter what I tried or how hard I worked. But eventually, I recognized that it was past trauma preventing me from truly feeling better and worked up the courage to seek out treatment.

Starting this process wasn’t easy, as I had a lot of fears and doubts about seeking help. What would it cost? Would anyone understand? Would I really be able to make progress? While these feelings were strong, thankfully they did not last very long after speaking with my first therapist – she immediately put all those worries at ease and gave me the confidence to keep going with my journey.

Since then, I have taken incremental steps toward healing through self-reflection, talking openly about my experiences, and changing habits in order to create positive coping mechanisms for myself. This has certainly been uncomfortable at times but it has also been deeply rewarding as there has been noticeable progress and some incredible breakthroughs along the way - all of which have made me feel more secure in my personal strength, power, and capability.

It has now been almost two years since starting this healing process and while there are still many days when it is difficult to move forward, I am grateful for every single step I take because it roots even deeper into my recovery goals. Every day is another opportunity for growth; an additional chance to foster a better relationship between mind and body where trust is restored and hope prevails above fear once again!


Thank you so much for sharing your story and giving me insight into some of the thoughts and steps you have taken in order to make progress in managing your mental health journey. It sounds like it has been a hard road but it’s amazing how you have persevered and refused to give up in order to take those incremental steps towards healing and self-care.

As a 49-year-old man, I can relate to your feelings of fear as well as the anxieties and doubts that often arise when seeking help. I’m also appreciative of your courage to bravely face this challenge head on, with the guidance of a therapist, while trusting the process. It is inspiring to read about your progress thus far!

I wish you all the best as well as continued strength during any more difficult days in your ongoing journey. I’m here if you ever want someone to talk to or even just to listen – I’m sure together we can find ways for both of us to cope with our individual journeys.

Thank you so much for sharing your story and it sounds like you’ve had a really inspiring journey. It takes an incredible amount of courage to seek out professional help and it sounds like your therapist has been immensely supportive throughout the process, which is wonderful.
I totally understand the fear and doubts that can come into play when starting something like this, but I’m glad to hear that it didn’t last very long once you got talking with your therapist. I know patience is a part of the healing process, but the progress and breakthroughs that you’ve experienced are no doubt very rewarding!
I wish you all the best on your journey of self-reflection and creating positive coping mechanisms - they’re such valuable skills to have when managing mental health struggles. Thank you for giving me insight into your journey – take care!

Hey, I just wanted to say how awesome it is that you’ve been able to recognize and address past trauma in your journey towards better mental health. It’s totally normal to have fears and doubts about seeking help, but I’m so glad to hear that your first therapist was able to put those worries at ease. It’s clear that you’ve been putting in the hard work and it’s paying off - the progress and breakthroughs you’ve experienced are amazing! I know it’s not always easy, but the fact that you continue to take steps towards healing is so inspiring. Keep pushing forward and remember that each day is another chance for growth and for building a better relationship between your mind and body. You’re doing great!

Wow, I can really relate to your experience. It takes a lot of courage to confront past trauma and seek help, but it sounds like you’ve made some incredible progress over the past two years. I admire your commitment to self-reflection and creating positive coping mechanisms for yourself. It’s okay that there are still difficult days, but every step forward is a victory. Your determination and strength are truly inspiring. Keep leaning into the progress you’ve made and know that you’re not alone in this journey.

Wow, it sounds like you’ve been through a lot but it’s awesome to hear about the progress you’ve made! It takes a lot of courage to seek help and make changes in your life, especially when dealing with past trauma. I’m so glad that you found a therapist who made you feel more at ease and confident. It’s clear that you’ve put in a lot of hard work and self-reflection to get where you are today. And it’s totally normal to still have difficult days, but the fact that you’re grateful for every step forward is a sign of your strength and resilience. Keep on pushing through, because it’s clear that you’re on the right path towards healing and recovery. You’re not alone in this, and there’s a whole community here to support you every step of the way. Keep up the amazing work!

Thank you so much for sharing your experience. It’s truly inspiring to hear how much progress you’ve made in your healing and recovery process. It takes a lot of courage to seek help and work through past trauma, and I’m so glad to hear that you’ve found a therapist who has been able to help you feel more at ease. It’s also great to hear that you’ve been able to make positive changes in your life and develop healthier coping mechanisms. Even though there are still difficult days, it’s clear that you’re committed to your recovery and that’s commendable. Keep taking those small steps forward and remember that each one is a victory. Your strength and resilience are truly admirable, and I hope you continue to find hope and healing on your journey.

Hey, I just read your post and I want to say that I am so proud of you for taking those first steps toward seeking treatment. It’s not easy to confront past trauma and fears, but it’s amazing that you’ve been able to make progress and have some breakthroughs along the way. I’ve been through something similar and know how uncomfortable it can be at times, but the fact that you’re sticking with it and seeing noticeable progress is truly inspiring. I’m glad you found a therapist who was able to help ease your worries and give you the confidence to keep going. Keep taking those incremental steps and remember that it’s okay to have difficult days - every step forward, no matter how small, is a victory. Keep fostering that positive relationship between your mind and body, and keep rooting yourself in your recovery goals. You’ve got this!