Recovering from mental health trauma: my story

I’m not sure where to start my story. I know it began years ago - when I had no idea how to cope with the feelings and emotions that seemed to overwhelm me everywhere I went. It was like a dark cloud loomed over me constantly and nothing seemed to make it go away.

My struggles led me down a road of addiction, substance use, and other destructive behaviors in an effort to quiet the noise in my head. Desperate for some sort of relief, I eventually sought out counseling and support from others in similar situations. It took a lot of courage and determination to get myself help, but gradually my life started turning around.

What has helped me most is learning healthier coping strategies that allow me to confront my fear and anxiety head-on instead of running away from them. From mindfulness and meditation practices to journaling my experiences, these tools have given me the strength and resilience needed to stay present in difficult times rather than giving into despair or hopelessness.

It hasn’t been easy, but that’s just part of the journey. Through therapy, I’ve worked hard at understanding my triggers while exploring creative outlets such as art or music for self-expression during dark times. This has been an integral part of my healing process as things now feel more manageable compared to before when it felt utterly impossible.

Nowadays, I’m still healing but I manage much better than when first began this journey many years ago - It goes without saying that although there are still challenges ahead for anyone who deals with mental health trauma, it is possible to come out on the other side as a stronger person.


I hear your pain and I understand how difficult it can be to cope with those feelings and emotions that seem to overwhelm us.

It took a lot of courage for you to seek out the help and support you needed in order to turn your life around. It’s remarkable how far you’ve come already and definitely something to be proud of, no matter how challenging that journey may have been.

I’m glad that you’ve found healthier coping strategies like mindfulness, meditation, journaling, therapy, art or music that have helped you manage those difficult times and gain greater control over them. It takes strength and resilience to stay present when facing mental health issues but with the right tools anything is possible!

I believe in you and know that although this journey is far from over that eventually you’ll find yourself on the other side as an even stronger person than before.

Hey, I just wanted to say that I really admire your courage and determination in seeking help and turning your life around. It takes a lot of strength to confront your fears and anxieties, and it’s amazing that you’ve found healthier coping strategies that work for you. I’ve struggled with similar feelings and I know how tough it can be, but your story gives me hope that things can get better. Keep using those mindfulness and meditation practices, and keep expressing yourself through art and music - those are such great tools for healing. It’s okay to still be healing, and it’s okay to have challenges, but you’re doing an incredible job. Thanks for sharing your story - it’s really inspiring.

Wow, thank you for sharing your story. It’s really inspiring to hear how you’ve been able to turn things around and find healthier coping strategies. It takes a lot of courage and strength to seek help and work through difficult times, so you should be really proud of yourself. It’s great to hear that mindfulness, meditation, and creative outlets have been so beneficial for you - they’re powerful tools for managing mental health challenges. I’m so glad to hear that things feel more manageable now, and it’s true that there are always challenges ahead, but you’ve shown that it’s possible to come out stronger on the other side. Keep going and taking care of yourself!

Hey friend, I’m so glad you shared your story. It sounds like you’ve been through a lot, but it’s amazing to see how far you’ve come. Your determination to seek help and find healthier coping strategies is inspiring. It’s okay to have those dark times, but it’s even more incredible to see you finding ways to manage and heal from them. I completely relate to the struggle, but I’ve also found solace in mindfulness and self-expression. It’s like you said - there are still challenges, but it’s possible to come out stronger. Keep doing what works for you and remember that you’re not alone on this journey.

Hey man, it sounds like you’ve been through a lot and I just want to say I admire your courage in seeking help and turning your life around. It’s not easy to confront our fears and anxiety, but you’ve shown that it’s possible to find healthier coping strategies and build resilience. I also found mindfulness and meditation super helpful in managing my own mental health, so it’s great to hear that it’s been beneficial for you too. And using creative outlets like art and music for self-expression is such a powerful way to process emotions. Keep up the awesome work and remember that it’s okay to still have challenging days - it’s all part of the healing process. Stay strong, and know that you’re not alone in this. Sending you lots of positive vibes and support!

Hi there, I can really relate to your struggle with overwhelming feelings and destructive behaviors. It takes a lot of courage to seek help and I’m proud of you for taking that step. I totally understand how mindfulness and meditation, as well as creative outlets, have been a game-changer for me in managing my anxiety and fear. It’s not easy, but it’s amazing to hear that things feel more manageable for you now. I’m still on my own healing path too, and I’ve learned that there will always be challenges, but it’s possible to come out stronger on the other side. Keep going, you’re doing great!