“At the exact moment in which my emotions would begin to settle and the fog of depression would seemingly lift, another surgery would knock me back down. My last major surgery had been no different. The nightmares and flashbacks came roaring back, reigniting the questions over what might have been. Angry and confused, I failed to see the impending danger lurking just around the corner.”
~ Samuel Moore-Sobel
Alexandra Garzon writes an honest and raw letter to her former psychiatrist about what it’s really like to experience schizophrenia.
Tracey Louise Wright was adept at hiding her mental health struggles so the scariest first step for her was reaching out. As she waited anxiously to see a counsellor for the first time, she utilized her love for movies and asked herself, “What would Jason do?”
“Jason, who?” you might ask.
You’ll have to read her story to find out.
Tanya gives a detailed account of her experience combating depression and gaining freedom.
Katy Moyes is diagnosed with OCD and anxiety at a young age. Later in life, her OCD fixates on food and she develops an eating disorder. She longs to talk to someone about what’s going on and finds private therapy is her answer.
“I’ve often referred to my anxiety as being like a black hole, one that lurks deep within your mind. You’ll have something that you need to say or do and no amount of will power in the world can get it across the boundary of being a thought to being an action. Instead, the anxiety black hole just spins it around and around in your head so that all the thoughts play over and over again. You quite quickly lose sight of when you should say/do something and when you shouldn’t.” ~ Cameron Madden
Gwen Matthews shares what happened after she attempted suicide and how it led to the start of her recovery journey.