Heather was terrified of the person she became that day, a person she didn’t recognize or understand. She’d suffered abit of anxiety once, in college, but never anything this severe. She knew what had happened this time was different, that it wasn’t a case of the baby blues. She knew she needed help.
Sara says that her mental health problems have limited her choices in life and wonders whether she will ever be entirely free of her depression and eating disorder. Sara has now been working part-time in the mental health field for about a year. Sara’s advice to people in the mental health system is to get an advocate and to keep fighting.