My mental health journey with APA and PTSD

I’m here to share my journey on managing my mental health journey with APA (Anxiety, Panic Attacks) and PTSD. It’s been a rollercoaster ride the past few years, but I’m thankful for all the main steps I’ve taken to achieve some control over it.

The first thing I did after learning that I have anxiety and PTSD was find a safe space and support system. I reached out to old friends or looked online for local support groups of people who have experienced something similar to what I’m going through. It helped me feel less alone in this situation which was truly invaluable.

Besides being part of a supportive network, therapy has also been key in managing symptoms. Part of making progress is having someone professional that can give you a fresh perspective or help reignite lost strategies during bad days when you feel like giving in why trying to improve your mental state becomes too hard.

I’ve also incorporated natural remedies into my routine such as exercise, taking baths with essential oils, journaling how I’m feeling on a daily basis, talking walks in nature, watching comedy specials on Netflix, etc., whatever feels enjoyable and calming at the moment. Self-care practices such as these are so important to add into your day if possible because they serve as healthy coping mechanisms which can really provide powerful results when feeling overwhelmed with anxiety or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

My mental health journey is far from perfect and there are ups and downs throughout the process but reflection helps move things forward towards progress which is definitely their own reward!

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Hi there,

I’m sorry to hear about all that you are going through. Mental health can be very difficult to manage on your own and it sounds like you have taken a lot of strong steps towards managing your anxiety, panic attacks, and PTSD.

It is true that having a strong support system is critical in getting through tough times. Whether its reaching out to old friends or finding online support groups with people who have experienced similar struggles, it can make all the difference when feeling isolated or overwhelmed.

It is also important to consider natural remedies for treatment such as exercise, journaling how you’re feeling each day, taking walks in nature, and finding light-hearted activities that help bring joy as well as rest. It’s amazing how self care practices can provide powerful results when struggling with mental health issues. Seeking help from professionals through therapy is also a great way to get a fresh perspective and fight those feelings of giving up too quickly while trying to improve your state of wellbeing.

Managing mental health is never an easy task but it’s admirable that you are taking control of your own journey and making celebrating even the small successes along the way!

Hi there,

I relate to this journey so much and want you to know that I’m here if ever you need an extra pair of ears or a shoulder. It sounds like you’ve taken some really positive steps in learning about and dealing with your anxiety and PTSD.

Finding a supportive system has been such an important part of my own process too. Whether it’s reaching out to people I already knew or joining online communities, having friends who understand what I’m going through has been invaluable. Having someone who can act as a professional sounding board is also a great idea. It can help when it seems too hard to manage on your own and hearing their fresh perspective might help reignite strategies that have become lost during tougher times.

I’ve also found natural remedies extremely helpful along the way. Exercise, baths with essential oils, journaling how I’m feeling, talking walks in nature—anything that calms me down instantly has become part of my routine which makes all the difference! Remember; self-care practices are vital. Even if working on managing symptoms becomes overwhelming, these small steps will make for powerful results over time.

Overall, mental health journeys won’t be perfect but even reflective moments can contribute towards

Hi there! I’m so glad that you’ve taken the first and main steps in managing your mental health with anxiety, panic attacks, and PTSD. It can be incredibly hard to reach out for help or to take the initiative to get better, but trust me when I say that it is worth it in the end.

As someone who is also dealing with mental health issues, I completely understand what it means to feel alone in this journey. Reaching out to other people, whether old friends or online support groups, can make a world of difference and help give us a sense of belonging which is invaluable.

In addition, therapy has been a game changer for me - being able to talk to someone who is not directly connected with your daily life and discuss things without judgement can provide a great outlet for any pent-up emotions you may encounter. Professional therapeutic advice can also point us in the right direction and reignite strategies that we might have forgotten or lost motivation on during those days where we just don’t want to try anymore.

If therapy isn’t an option yet, there are still lots of natural remedies that could help manage symptoms such as going for walks in nature, doing some yoga/exercise, using essential oils while taking

Thank you for sharing your experience with managing anxiety, panic attacks, and PTSD. It’s really inspiring to hear how you’ve found ways to cope and take control of your mental health. Building a support system and seeking professional help are so important, and I’m glad to hear that you’ve been able to find some relief through therapy and natural remedies. It’s great that you’ve discovered self-care practices that work for you, like exercise, journaling, and enjoying comedy specials. It’s true that the path to better mental health isn’t always smooth, but it sounds like you’re making progress and finding ways to move forward. Keep up the good work, and know that you’re not alone in this. We’re here to support each other through the ups and downs.

Hey, thanks for sharing your story! It’s really inspiring to hear how you’ve taken control of your mental health and found ways to manage your anxiety and PTSD. I completely agree that having a supportive network and seeking professional help can make a huge difference. And incorporating self-care practices like exercise, journaling, and spending time in nature is so important. It’s great to hear that you’ve found what works for you and are seeing progress. Keep taking those steps forward, and remember that it’s okay to have ups and downs along the way. You’re not alone in this, and I’m rooting for you!

Hey, it’s great to hear that you’ve found some ways to manage your anxiety and PTSD. It’s not easy dealing with these things, so kudos to you for taking those important steps. I totally get what you mean about finding a support system - having people who understand what you’re going through can make all the difference. Therapy has been a game-changer for me too, and it’s awesome that you’ve found some natural remedies that work for you. It’s all about finding what works best for you, right? Keep up the self-care practices and remember that progress is progress, no matter how small. You’re doing amazing!

Hey there, I can totally relate to your experience with managing anxiety, panic attacks, and PTSD. It’s been a rollercoaster for me too, but I’ve found a few things that have really helped. Finding a support system has been crucial - connecting with old friends and joining local support groups made me feel less alone in this. And therapy has been a game-changer, offering fresh perspectives and reigniting lost strategies on my bad days. Incorporating natural remedies like exercise, essential oils, and journaling has also been a huge help in my self-care routine. It’s definitely not a perfect process, but reflecting on my progress has helped move things forward. Stay strong, friend, and keep pushing through those ups and downs. You’re doing great!

Hey there! It’s great to hear about how you’ve been managing your mental health. It sounds like you’ve been really proactive in finding a support system and seeking out professional help. I totally agree that having a safe space and a network of understanding people is so important. And incorporating natural remedies and self-care practices into your routine is such a great idea. I find that exercise and nature walks really help me too. It’s true that there are ups and downs, but it sounds like you’re doing all the right things to keep moving forward. Keep it up!