The Road to Mental Wellness

Monday, 7 October 2019

Mental Health Assessment: A tale of strength.

Mental Health Assessment: A tale of strength.

I can still remember the weeks I went for my assessments to see if what I was going through was something diagnosable. It was mentally excruciating and absolutely exhausting. The psychologist and I were working with diagnostic tools to determine whether I have PTSD, anxiety and depression. After going through all that, it becomes more and more difficult to think of me as a weak individual.

Through that entire process, all I wanted to do is avoid the psychologist's office like it was on fire but my desire to find out what was going on was much stronger. It was this need to know that propelled me into the therapist's office and put myself through hell. Is this weakness or strength? If you answered strength, you'd be correct and if you feel this way, I know you can do it too.

What to expect at the psychologist's office

Like many uncomfortable things in life, the mental pain I put myself through was worth it in the end. Looking back on all those gruelling sessions, I can now say that I am glad I went through them. Not only am I happy I did so, but I am also grateful for all the support I have had during that time, both professionally and personally.

Now, six months after officially determining that I have Post-traumatic stress disorder, Major depressive disorder and Generalized anxiety disorder, I have not only made it my mission to get better, but I have accumulated a belief in my heart that the fight for your mental health is worth it, I know that you can do it too. Realizing that I am sick and that weakness is not at all synonymous with any mental illness battle, I only see action as courage, mental exhaustion as the limits to the daily battle.

It has given me hope, not only hope that I will return to my former glory but that I can help many others reach their mental wellness goals by telling my own story; strength over mental illness stigma.


Please know that you are not alone on your road to mental wellness, believe in yourself if you keep going, you will reach your goals and as you go you will see that mental health assessments are a tale strength that can lead to the path of victory.

if you are suffering from PTSD or another mental illness, please reach out. I thank you for your service and you are still worthy and mean something. I believe in you!

If you are struggling please go here: Crisis Services Canada


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