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Kailey , Age: 30

What have you struggled with? When did it become too much?

Depression, anxiety. When I was 16. When I was 20. And when I was 25. It’s been an on-going battle. My later 20s were hard too and 28 kicked off a big bout of severe anxiety and depression again. It’s lingered around to be honest.

What kind of support did you get at first? Did it work?

No. It was counselling and he said I hope things get better for you. It wasn’t until I was 28 that I received psychotherapy. Before that I was going to counselling places that were short term and helped me short term. So I would get ahead then take two steps back most of the time.

Were there any turning points where things really started to change for the better?

My grandpa dying actually helped me come to terms with a lot of things and cleaned up my drinking problem.

What’s your life like now? What have you been able to accomplish, and what are you working towards?

My life is ups and downs. There’s lots of goals I have like going back to school and working with animals. I have a rescued dog. I want to change the world.

What would you say to people who are having a tough time? What’s helped you that you wish you had known earlier

It’s going to be a tough road. There will be ups and downs, if you’re fortunate enough to get a psychotherapist work hard on your goals! Don’t give up! That’s the only advice I can give.

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