I am a Mother who has given up her professional life as a teacher to support her son who sunk into deep anxiety and depression that became disabling and life threatening. it affected the whole family and strained every relationship.
The path we have taken has been very different to the lives many others live. It is no more right or wrong than anyone elses. The path from severe anxiety to heath is multi-faceted, including medication, psychological therapy, physical therapy, and lots of time. My main focus though is the spaces in between the treatments, what we as parents, carers, friends and supporters can do that supports and provides a safe environment that encourages the person back into life without pushing and without expectations.
I chose to write this blog to pass on simple ideas that supported my son through his experience and offer them as ideas for others to try.