As a young teen I exhibited signs of some kind of panic disorder or depression, which my parents thought unusual given the stability of my home life, but still sent me to therapy. I was too young to self advocate at the time, and as a result not much work was done with my first therapist.
It was after I again began to approach being suicidal that I made contact with my current therapist, who I found after searching for professionals who dealt with faith based trauma.
Divorce is always complex and difficult, and in my case this has come in the form of loosing all financial stability (he was the breadwinner while I was in school) resulting in taking a second job that has revived my disassociation, which was almost gone, and increased my OCD which is something I had only recently begun to properly address.
I am worried that without continued treatment I will backslide, as I have already started to do, and that the ways that I navigate the near future will be unproductive or unsuccessful. Given what has already happened, I find it likely that existing mental illness continue to get worse which could have terrible impacts on my academic life
It was great to catch my therapist up on everything that had happened in recent months. Sometimes I wish sessions were longer. I am working towards my long term goals despite the difficulties.
My sessions have been good and I have been able to process a lot. I am doing well and less anxious now that school has started.
I have been getting good feedback from my therapist and going to therapy seems to be helping me quite a bit.
You aren’t obligated to be normal. If I could give advice to people going through similar things as me it would be to get therapy and cut out the toxic people. Since doing this program with Overt I am substantially less anxiety and have much more life satisfaction.