After many years of believing that I would have to live with my depression for the rest of my life, I am finally finding my way out. I can’t say that it was just one thing but very many things that have lead me to today. I invite you to join me on my continued journey, where I will share with you all that I have done to push through my depression and all that I am doing now to stay on top of my life ensuring that every day is a happy and successful one.
Over the past 27 years I have been diagnosed with Major Depression, Bi-Polar, ADHD, Social Anxiety, OCD, Borderline Personality Disorder, and everything else that was trending as a diagnosis at the time. My symptoms at any given time were what felt like total paralysis where I could not get out of bed, the feeling of the duvet over me was like a concrete trap, severe mood swings that left my family walking on eggshells, suicidal thoughts, isolation through constantly cutting people out of my life and total submersion into fear ,a very dark place with no windows. There were happy times but as I got older my depressive states got longer and longer, making me forget the happy and dwell in my sad.
Depression became real for me at a really young age, fulling my life with medication, so many different combinations that it would be difficult to write a list of them all. I have also done many forms of therapy, trying everything from the conventional physiotherapy to the more alternative approaches like Reiki. I have done hypnotherapy and I have self-medicated through recreational drugs, I have endured electroshock therapy, I embraced Dialectical Behavioural Therapy and the list goes on. I will share my personal views on each experience as I travel through my past and into my future.
I invite you into my process not only as watchers but as participants. If you have any questions, I will do my best to share honest answers with you. I became a life coach so that I can guide those who need help out of the dark into the light, from a life of fear to a life of love.