Hello and welcome to Your Mental Heal and Wellness. My name is Richard and I am so happy you’ve decided to check out my blog.
I am 34 years old and I started to suffer from chronic severe depression when I was 12 years old. It went untreated until I finally crashed and ended up being hospitalized. That’s when the treatment started.
Throughout the last 12 years, I have been in and out of the hospital many times, sometimes from self-admission and sometimes from being put on a Form 1 as a threat to myself after making an attempt at suicide.
The doctors have worked aggressively with my treatment but unfortunately, I have been resistant to everything they have tried. I have been through all medications and medication combinations they could through at me.
I have also gone through ECT treatments. We did 10 sessions but stopped as there was not much benefit from the treatment.
I have also been through the Comprehensive Psychiatric Care (CPC) program at the Homewood Health Centre. I was able to pick up some more tips and tricks for coping but otherwise was not able to get any more improvement with the depression.
I have always had the desire to help people, and so I decided that I would start blogging with that in mind. Some of my posts will be about my own personal story and journey. Other posts will be helpful posts that I hope other people suffering from depression or any other mental illness will find helpful.