Hi everyone and welcome to AnxietyRoadMap. Mental health issues have featured heavily throughout my life. I’ve struggled with a variety of disorders, done a ton of therapy and time in mental health hospitals.
Now I would like to give to others what’s helped me though tough times.
A small intro into my mental health
My mental health issues started when I was about 7 with complex post traumatic stress disorder, which continued throughout my childhood and into adulthood. It’s only in the last couple of months that I’ve got some kind of grip on it.
I’ve also struggled with anxiety, social anxiety, and depression. I’ve been sexually assaulted and raped in my late teens/early 20’s, I’m also transgender and lesbian.
I’ve had 6 inpatient admissions totalling just over 18 months over a period of 8 years. I’ve had a lot of difficultly with self-harm for most of my life along with suicidal ideations and attempts.
But you know what, I’m still here and still going. I’ve battled through some serious s**t and I still fight every day to improve my mental health. Even when others don’t believe in me, I believe in myself.
The realities of the struggle
I know what it’s like to feel like the world is against you, to feel total despair for life, not know where to turn or how to improve your situation. I know what it’s like to feel like no-one really understands how you feel and so they can’t help you.
I understand how it feels to struggle on a daily basis and I can strongly relate to the suffering of others. I hope you can see how the posts on this website come from a place of empathy.
I’m passionate about raising mental health awareness. Our mind is who we are and we should never neglect it, even if society conditions us to do so.