My name is Megs. I live in northern New Jersey close to New York City and I, like you, deal with life on a daily basis.
In 2008, I was medically diagnosed with an anxiety disorder, depression, and OCD. I’ve grew up with a dysfunctional family (however I don’t know anyone with a non-dysfunctional family) and suffered major image issues, including being bullied and picked on from kindergarten all the way to high school. The first 18 years of my life was rough.
However, even suffering from this disease, I am one of the fortunate people who is supporting myself on my own, work full time, and can create and maintain wonderful relationships with my friends. However, that doesn’t mean I don’t suffer as much as the next person. As you may know, some of those can cause anxiety in an individual.
If you are a statistics person like me, here’s one. Over 4 million Americans over the age of 18 are diagnosed with anxiety disorder, which makes it the most common mental illness in the United States. I’m not here to say, “I’m suffering more than you are” or “Look at me I’m cured! Here’s my secret!” I am here for one reason: I am not alone. You are not alone. We might feel alone, especially when we are anxious and depressed, but we are not. I am fortunate enough to get professional help to help me combat this disease. I’ve learned some tricks of the trade and I want to help others as well. My goal is to help anyone else who’s in the same situation I am. Most importantly, I want you to know there is hope and a light at the end of the tunnel, even during the most darkest of times we might encounter.