Welcome back to another episode of Female emPOWERED! Today is going to be a different kind of episode. I'm talking about mental health and my personal journey for Mental Health Awareness Month. I want to raise awareness for those of us that are high functioning people living with mental health conditions. This is a very real and raw episode with my personal story. At the end of this episode you will hear a few stories from my colleagues and their own personal experiences as well.
While I am eternally grateful to have bounced back to a healthy balance from that time in my life, I do continue to live with bouts of anxiety and depression. I have tried many many times to break up this unhealthy relationship, but she seems to be extremely committed to me despite my frequent requests for her to move out. It’s why I talk about it openly now. To let people know they are not alone if they are having these feelings and that there is help and support.
Not everyone experiences depression or anxiety in the same way. Your symptoms may be more severe than mine, or they may be less severe. Either way, it is important for you to know that your pain is valid and you deserve to get relief from your suffering. I hope my vulnerability gives you strength to share your story and get help and know you are not alone.
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