My name is Adrienne, and I’ve struggled with mental health issues my entire life. My anxiety and bipolar made it hard to function in school and in life, so I never did very well. My main escape during high school was volunteering with dogs at the local humane society. I had a hard time making contact in order to get treatment, so I only started getting help this year, after I was hospitalized. Now I am in therapy, on medication, and I have NASA, my psychiatric service dog in training. He is trained to alert to signs of panic attacks before they become out of control. Training him is one of the main reasons I get out of the house. I hope to return to in-person classes next year. I’m also planning on traveling this year and next. It’s good to see myself actually having plans for the future. If you are struggling with health issues it’s important to ask for help before they get out of control, whether that means calling or emailing someone yourself, or having a trusted friend help you make contact. -Adrienne (Bipolar, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Panic Disorder, Ednos)
Change the narrative.
Learn to trust again.
Take it easy on yourself.
Go harder on your goals than ever before.
Choices can be overwhelming, yet we fail to recognize how blessed we are to have them.
Choose to see the brighter side, then make life changing choices. Your future self will thank you for it! ❤🙂