One gift this experience gave me was a new perspective on mental health treatment. I’m committed to erasing the lingering shame and stigma around asking for help and doing what it takes to get it and heal.
Today I live to testify that, as Rumi says, “The wound is the place where the light enters you.” Being alone has been the catalyst for my greatest transformation. Creating the distance I needed, has been priceless, I had to get away from the “noise” in order to hear my higher self. Experiencing mental illness stripped me of all my ego’s outward perceptions of myself. I feel blessed to have the opportunity to take and make the changes I need, to become who I am meant to be.
Through my recovery and healing, I’ve grown to be more centered, grounded and in-the-moment. I value myself, my transformation and my insight. I have a newfound respect for my nervous system and overall well-being.
This might sound easy, but it has been quite a challenge. Between, medical insurance coverage being minimal, providers being in high demand, and finding the right fit. It would be easier to walk away, saying “Oh well, I tried” NOT for me, I hang in there, I find a way, where once it seemed there wasn’t. No is not an answer I accept easily. It is one of greatest attributes and worst, a real double edged sword.
Regardless, no one will take away from me, my healing, passion, and courage.