For those of you who have followed my blog for a while, you will know my mental health story. Well, I finally have some good news for you all.
Today I was told that I could be discharged from treatment in another 4 to 5 sessions! This is huge news for me and I have to say I did hold back tears as I walked back to my car, but not out of fear as usual. I’m just so relieved.
I’ve gone from being in the “severe” category last October, to being in the “mild” category the past couple of weeks. I finally am starting to remember what it feels like to not constantly be anxious and on edge.
I was also told there’s a chance that there will be a time I won’t suffer from anxiety disorder at all, which feels like a realistic future for me now.
After my last post about my anxiety and treatment, I received a lot of comments and messages from some of you saying you suffer too. I just want to say, please don’t suffer in silence. Talk to a family member, a close friend, or your GP and get help.
I used to think I had to be strong all the time. But now I realise that having panic attacks doesn’t make you weak. And as someone who has suffered most of her life, I can tell you it does get better. I’ve relapsed once, but now I know how to cope in order to lessen the chance I’ll relapse again.
Please talk about mental health. Without my family, my partner, or my best friend to talk to me and keep me going, I would still be in a really dark place. I’m so thankful to have such supportive people in my life, as well as such lovely followers. So thank you all, and don’t forget to talk about it.
You don’t need to always be the strong one, let someone else be strong for you.