20 years ago I had very bad post-natal depression anxiety and panic attacks. At the same time, my then-husband suffered a head injury and life became very difficult. Unfortunately, my marriage did not survive...that's another story. When I had PND I relocated to be closer to my family. I had to start a new life and find some sort of meaning. Since then I have gone onto become an occupational therapist and worked in maternal mental health for eight years supporting pregnant women and new mums with depression/anxiety to psychosis. It was the most rewarding thing I have ever done.
So after a terrible time in my life something meaningful full filling came out of that situation. I have had the honour of working alongside people in their recovery and have been able to help a lot of people. I'm not one to blow my own trumpet but wanted to encourage you that what everyone is doing here is fantastic.