In December of 2018 I quit my job of almost 4 years to follow a new profession path that I had no experience in. It was a total leap of faith and it was something that, regrettably, did not end up being what I was expecting. I decided that I was unable to continue my employment and I stop. I did what I thought was the ideal thing for me to do, and at the time it was, however little bit did I understand that with limitless time on my hands, things that I had buried deep down would rear their awful little heads.
I can’t inform you what activated it, I can’t determine the precise moment my brain chose it was time to misfire, but it did and it was bad. I began to think of all of the important things that I had done wrong, that I had actually never ever said sorry for. The discomfort of years infertility, a miscarriage, and sudden deaths of grandparents came crashing down over me, covering me in the misery that I lowered deep inside. I was lost and I was mainly alone. Cory and I have no family that lives close and he works 10 hour days, so I was all alone in my ideas and drowning in depression.What started out as mild stress and anxiety every as soon as in a while, turned into daily anxiety and panic attacks. I began to ponder on ideas that I couldn’t control, persuaded myself that things were going to happen to me which I was the worst person worldwide. I couldn’t manage being alone with my own thoughts and would view the clock searching for anything to get my mind off of things, but it never ever worked. I would sit on the couch and gaze at the clock, heart racing, tears streaming down my face in pure panic, not understanding these new ideas and feelings, barely being able to work on my own.God bless my hubby, as quickly as he got house I would hold on to him and cry for hours on his shoulder. He
would attempt to tell me that whatever was in my head which I was going to be alright, but that only appeared to make things worse. I understood that I couldn’t be house alone with my thoughts, it was too harmful and I needed an outlet to leave it. I decided to check out Tulsa. I’ve resided in Oklahoma for nearly 11 years, however I actually didn’t understand my way around Tulsa, even though I lived there for a year and a half. I packed myself into the cars and truck after my shower every morning and would try to area out my time so that I would just have a couple of hours left in my day as soon as I got home before Cory got house from work. I did this for three months and it was hard on me and my automobile. I put a lot of miles on my cars and truck, wept a great deal of tears in there, and had lots of discussions with God. I attempted whatever I might think of to get the ideas in my head to stop, but they simply kept coming and becoming worse by the minute.This part is very hard for me to compose and admit to myself and others, however I was extremely closing to ending my own life.
I started to believe that there was no method out of my own misery, that I had actually stopped working as a child, other half, and not being able to be a mommy. I could not find a task and I seemed like an even larger failure that I was unable to be the person that I as soon as was. I hated myself. I had problem with this choice as I believe that if you devote suicide you go to Hell, and I was not gotten ready for that. I wish to see my Lord and Hero in Heaven and could not bring myself to leave my loved ones. I could not bring that discomfort upon my spouse or my household. I prayed long and hard, I asked God for an answer and he led me to my wonderful Medical professional, where I quickly recognized I was right where I needed to be.After a couple of hours of talking with my doctor, I was diagnosed with depression, stress and anxiety, and PTSD from something that took place in high school that haunts me to this day. I learned that what I was feeling was not typical, however it was ok to not be normal which I did the best thing in seeking help and not causing damage upon myself. Confessing that I needed aid was one of the hardest things to do, however it was what I NEEDED to do. I needed a space to speak devoid of judgment, space where my experiences were being heard and not tossed to the side. Where I wasn’t considered as crazy, but a person seeking to better themselves and get help.For me, my treatment is medication which has actually been a lifesaver. I don’t press medication on others and I don’t condone taking it unless your medical professional says that it is needed. For me, I required it. It’s not a fix, it’s not a crutch, and it’s not something that I plan to use for the rest of my life. When I’m all set, I will seek out a therapist to assist me comprehend what has actually occurred in my life and discover methods to handle them. I’m not ready for that just yet, however when the time comes, I understand that I have the finest support group around and that I will be consulted with all the positivity and help I’ll need. I still have my minutes every when in a while where the tension of the day can get to me, but I try to fulfill the day with a positive attitude and continue it throughout my day.Please look after your mental health, it’s so essential and crucial. Do not let others lead you to think that you are your diagnosis. You are more powerful than that, you will make it through with your head held as high as you can, and I’ll be here cheering you on! Know that you are not alone and there are others like you who have actually walked a comparable path and who are here to talk with you. Do not be quiet, please don’t suffer alone, you are enjoyed, you are wanted and you are essential. Reach out to someone you trust and request help. There is no embarassment when it comes to your psychological health. Don’t let anybody make you feel like you are not worth it, due to the fact that you are therefore am I!If you are considering suicide, please look for out assistance by calling the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline:1 -800 -273 -8255.https://idonotknowhow.com/my-mental-health-journey-dealing-with-anxiety-depression-and-ptsd/https://i2.wp.com/idonotknowhow.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/20200618_074248.jpg?fit=660%2C347&ssl=1https://i2.wp.com/idonotknowhow.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/20200618_074248.jpg?resize=150%2C150&ssl=1We Care1-800-273-8255,Abnormal psychology,Articles,Cory,Joseph Zohar,Military medicine,Military psychiatry,Military sociology,Oklahoma,Posttraumatic stress disorder,Psychiatry,Psychology,Racial Trauma,therapist,Tulsa,Veterans' affairs