Aimee experienced depression from the age of 15-17.
How you felt as a result?
I suffered from ongoing panic attacks
Struggled to connect with loved ones who didn't quite understand what I was going through.
Did you take prescribed medication?
Were there any triggers that exacerbated your feelings?
Feeling isolated and strange compared to my peers.
Teen romance gone wrong.
Was there a turning point when things started to get better?
I went to see a psychiatrist, I remember he said to me;
“You can choose the life you want to live, you have the control to make it turn out how you imagine it.”
For me that was an epiphany. For so long I had felt consumed by my feelings, as though I had no choice in how I felt. That day changed that, and it has been an ongoing journey for me reminding myself of that. I really remember that session with him that day. It made me realise that I can either let the feelings rule me, or I can start moving forward in a positive way. From that day on things slowly started to change for me. More recently, that message was reiterated for me in the book “The Untethered Soul” by Michael Singer, which I recommend to anyone going through a tough time.