We don’t stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing.
- George Bernard Shaw
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I just wanted to remind everyone that the brain is an organ of the body just like all the other organs. Things can go wrong and it may need medication to help it work right. I wish I could just erase all the stigma that is attached to mental illness. More would seek help and others would not be ashamed to admit they are in need of help with their brain. Help me spread this message please. If it saves one life I would feel I have made a difference in this world.
I’d like to share with you guys my experiences with anxiety. I’ve had this condition since I was a little girl. I can’t really remember a time when I did not struggle with panic attacks and uncomfortable feelings. When I was younger, I had no appreciation for my condition whatsoever. I hated every second of it. I felt constrained and was being held back from things that I wanted to do but couldn’t bring myself to do them due to these attacks. I was in constant fear of when and where my next panic attack would strike. It was debilitating to me in every way possible. I questioned God almost every day, why why WHY me?? Why is this happening? Why can’t I be normal? Why do I feel like this? Am I dying? Am I an alien? WTF IS GOING ON?! I had no answers, which was extremely frustrating to me. Doctors gave me reasons, therapists gave me ways to cope, prescription pills gave me some relief, but it wasn’t enough for me. I wanted a definite answer as to why I had to deal with this and when it would go away.
My child was diagnosed with Schizophrenia at the young age of 7 years old. Our lives had changed significantly since he was born. We had another child before him and knew what was considered normal development and behavior, but my new son was different from the start. He rarely wanted to be held….