My mental health journey hasn’t been an easy one, but my experiences have made me who I am today. In many ways, it has shaped the life I live and the person I’ve become.
It all started when I was young, and I first felt like something wasn’t quite right. This feeling grew as time moved on, becoming more pronounced and pervasive as I tried to make sense of the world around me. Eventually this lead to a precipitous decline in my mental state as emotional and physical manifestations of trauma began to sweep through me.
The handful of people that I had identified as confidants were unable to help in the moment, so I was forced to confront my malady alone. While it wasn’t easy taking those first steps towards recovery, it was ultimately necessary for me to transition out of such a dark place in my life.
Since then, I have discovered different treatments and methods that work for me when dealing with this ongoing issue; whether it’s yoga or art therapy, writing or just talking with a friend or therapist about what is bothering me at the time. All of these actions taken together have helped truly transform my mental health from what it once was into something much healthier and more secure.
My challenges continue despite all of these efforts though - yet now that I understand much better how certain aspects can affect me adversely mentally going forward - I must continue doing what’s best for myself over time. That starts with recognizing potential risks heading down any particular path so that real growth can be attained wholeheartedly along the journey.