I’m at a place in my life where I am really struggling. I’ve suffered chronic anxiety my whole life, but ever since I started my Master's degree it has become more severe. My anxiety can be paralytic, often completely impacting my day-to-day functionality. It leaves me without a sense of safety and security in the world.
I have sought help many times but have found a fragmented and frayed health care system unable to provide the support that I need for my mental health issues. There isn’t a cohesive process that can help navigate the system or provide the support to go to a deeper level… there’s a lack of compassion and caring in our system. When you are already feeling isolated and alone, the lack of support and interconnection just adds to those feelings.
I do not believe anyone is free of Mental Health issues… it is just a matter of degree. We all should care about this.
I want to share my story so that my granddaughter can have better support than I’ve had.