Two years ago, I made a move to the big city lights, something I had always wanted to do. I thought I was okay, but little did I know, I was on an unsafe prescription drug cocktail. When I moved here, I started to notice that the depression that had consumed my soul in the past was still an unwelcome presence in my life. Panic attacks became more and more frequent and I felt as though I was losing my mind entirely. Hell, maybe I was. After all, I refused to leave the house at that time in my life. I soon realised I needed medical help, and I needed it badly.
This is where Dr V. came into my life.
He was recommended by my GP who is a lovely woman, but sadly I distrusted psychiatrists after what I’d been through. Much to my delight – he was and is not like the others.
So I’ve decided to write a letter of appreciation, dedicated to Dr V.
To Dr V.,
I want to start this letter by expressing how truly thankful I am for everything you have done for me. Without you, I don’t know where I would be mental health wise today.
To be brutally honest, you saved my life.
I could feel myself fading away in every aspect of the word. I didn’t want to live anymore. I couldn’t live like a normal person. I thought my life would forever be Bipolar Episodes and fainting without any answer as to why.
You took me off all those horrid drugs and spoke to me like a human being. Something the others didn’t do.
You convinced me to take up therapy which would, as I later found out, change my mindset on life completely.
You have a laugh with me and treat me like your equal, and that’s how it should be.
You cleared up what was really going on in my mind by giving me the diagnosis of Panic Disorder. That’s when everything started to make sense again.
So I just wanted to say thank you, and I appreciate everything you’ve done for me.