ITN interview and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
This is the link to my TV interview that I did last night:
I can’t thank ITN news enough for focusing on my experience with Post Traumatic Stress disorder. It sometimes feels like its something that people don’t want to talk about. Mention mental health and some people run a mile. It’s considered taboo but it shouldn’t be. Everyone has their issues and those that say they don’t are unfortunately not being honest.
I maintain that PTSD was the worst thing I’ve ever experienced. Worse than the chemotherapy and worse than any of the operations I’ve had. When you are gripped with fear and anxiety 24 hours a day, 7 days a week it can feel like there is no escape from what feels like an existence of suffering with no happy future to look forward to.
Please feel free to share this with anyone you know who may be having a bit of a bad time at the moment. Whether it be as a result of serious illness, a break up of a relationship, depression or anxiety. Please tell them that I’ve been through them all and I’ve come through the other side. There is a way through the darkness and there is hope for everyone I promise you. I still have my negative thoughts but I continue to work hard on turning them into positive ones which I’ll continue to do forever more.
Most of all please let them know that they are not alone. To worry after any type of traumatic experience is totally normal. I thought I was losing my mind but it turned out that I’d just had a bit of a scare and it stayed in my thoughts.
I was so nervous when I did this interview I didn’t say what I wanted to but hopefully my point comes across.
Thank you all so much for all your supportive messages. I am so grateful to you all.