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Mental Health Awareness Week

Cartoon me smiling and the words Love YaSince reducing my dose of Citalopram I’ve been doing really well. My CBT has helped me deal with issues before they become too big. Yesterday, the feelings of fear and inadequacy came back. I addressed them and today, I’m much better.

I am recovering.

CBT taught me is that my anxiety isn’t without cause. I thought I was just wired wrong but actually I was refusing to acknowledge the things I was anxious about and address them.

My worries would stare at me in the night from dark corners.

Now I carry a torch.

Do the thing you’re scared of and it loses its power over you. It took me 41 years and therapy to work that out.

I am absolutely determined to get my mind working in a way that is helpful to me and I’m prepared to put in the work.