Thank you for visiting my blog! My name is Jenny. I’m a mom with a wonderful husband and two beautiful daughters, both in their 20s.
I’ve had panic attacks since I was ten years old. At that time, I had no idea what was wrong with me. I never told my parents because I didn’t know how to describe my scary and weird sensations. I thought there was something really wrong with me that could never be fixed.
Stigma prevented me from talking about my problem. I finally reached out for medical help when I was in my early 30s. My diagnosis: panic disorder with agoraphobia.
My youngest daughter Talee showed signs of panic attacks when she was nine years old. I knew right away what was wrong, but didn’t want to admit it. The last thing I wanted was for my sweet little girl to have to deal with the terrifying symptoms like I did.
We’ve made it through — Talee and I have recovered. Anxiety no longer rules us. We are the ones in control.
I used to feel so alone. Now I know there are millions of people dealing with anxiety and other mental health conditions.
My hope is that this blog will inspire and motivate others affected by mental illness. One of the most important steps on the journey to recovery is to know that you are not alone.
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