I have struggled with anxiety and depression since my teens and have been on a handful of different medications since my early twenties.
Medication did help but It never got to the core of my problems, I always thought that my issues went a lot deeper than anxiety and depression but I didn’t know what or how to explain it.
So, after twenty-four years of mayhem I decided to try and get a definite diagnosis so I could access the support I needed and try to move forward in my life. In 2019 I was diagnosed with borderline personality disorder and later that year I was given a formal diagnosis for autism.
This had answered a lot of questions for me and my family and allowed me to make positive steps, one of which was being referred to designs in mind. It is not to be underestimated how powerful small words of encouragement are and at designs in mind these words are what make us a family.
Posted by Maddy Moore, Good Egg Team and Member