I’m Still Here!
I am proud of what I have achieved over the years despite the setbacks. I’ve managed to travel the world, served in the Israeli army and co written my own book which focuses on the varying degrees of postnatal depression. I, myself suffered puerperal psychosis after the birth of my daughter. I was incarcerated in a mental health unit for 6 months. I’m proud to say I’m a survivor.
I managed to pick myself up after my hospital experience even though I was subjected to being sedated 24 hours a day, electric shock treatment and many days of the worst anxiety I have ever experienced. I didn’t sleep for weeks at a time as I was not allowed sleep medication unless absolutely necessary.
All that time I didn’t realise that I had the potential to change my life until I read The Secret. Once I got ‘the hang of it’ nothing could stop me.
Since that day 6 years ago I have managed to hold down a wonderful job for 8 years, moved halfway across the country to find love. And my daughter, now 23, is travelling the world as I did all those years ago, saying it was my stories that inspired her. How wonderful. I now have ‘an attitude of gratitude’ and love everything and everyone in my life. I am now at peace, which 23 years ago I never thought would happen. I am finally happy to be me! x