Lucy finds herself in front of a doctor who assumes a self-help book will fix her troubles when all she’s looking for is a prescription refill for the psychotropic she takes for anxiety and depression.
Clarity4thesoul describes the first time they felt anxious and didn’t know what was happening. It took self-education to turn things around.
Keith had given up hope of recovering from heroin addiction. He was convinced he would die a junkie. Then he found a reason to get sober.
Emily gives a detailed description of her first psychotic episode which she blames on the legal speed she’d been prescribed two days before to treat a bladder condition that she would later learn she never had.
The other day, I was scrolling through my Twitter feed and I saw a tweet that got me thinking more about my depression than I ever had before. It said, in essence, that depression isn’t being perpetually sad. It’s being continually numb. That definitely hit me hard, as I’d never sat back and evaluated exactly how I felt or how it might be affecting the relationships in my life. I know that I’d never really had a long-term romantic interest, but I never thought to connect that to my mental health.
Jorge experimented with weed when he was fourteen and woke up the next day with constant anxiety and a feeling of being disconnected from his body. He was told his symptoms would get worse and he would need to be medicated for life. He found another way to gain relief.
Raped in her freshman year of college, Laurie couldn’t find anyone to help her get justice. Her mental health spiralled downward. After 4 years of crying for help, it took 1 person to notice for her to begin to fight her way out.