"No one knew. On the outside, I functioned well. With my quirky sense of humor, I often made others laugh. I excelled in my classes on counseling and psychopathology. My curiosity and sensitivity drove me to understand as much as I could about the mind, about people’s pain, about how to help others even while I could not help myself. For months I lived like this, vibrant and sociable in the day, alone and miserable in my head at night. One night, I could not bear it anymore. I knew that the anguish I experienced was limitless. There was, it seemed to me at the time, only one way to extinguish it." - Stacey Freedenthal
As I read the Well & Mind section of the New York Times, I came across this powerful essay by Stacey Freedenthal. She is currently an associate professor at the University of Denver. Teaching in the graduate program, her classes are focused on psychotherapy and mental health assessment. She also has a private practice and runs the suicide awareness website linked above.
This line in her essay really stuck with me. For many years I lived with depression, anger, and anxiety. From the outside, no one could tell that there was darkness that suffocated me and left my full of panic. Although I was never suicidal, I know how it feels to be stuck in your head and body, unable to escape.
I share this story with you today as a reminder that no matter how lost in the dark you may seem to be, there will always be light to guide you out.
"In those moments when I had no air to breathe, I realized that I did not want to end my life. I wanted to end the pain, the obsessions, the agitation. I could find ways to do that while also staying alive."
Car Chet Healing
Car is bringing her passions for holistic health & community together on this site.
Car Chet Healing Designs
Car Chet Healing Designs was created from Car's desire to educate others on holistic health practices. As a vibrational energy practitioner, Car found that the use of crystals proved beneficial in healing sessions.
Therefore she began to encourage her clients to carry or wear crystals as often as possible.
Car Chet Healing Designs are made with transportable healing and easy access to the client in mind,
BLACK TOURMALINE Horn Pendant LARGE On Necklace or Keychain With Your Choice of Colorful Tassel
Regular Reiki Session • 55 minutes & includes aromatherapy, tibetan singing bowls, and crystal healing.
Raw Selenite Wand with Tourmaline LARGE On Necklace or Keychain With Your Choice of Colorful Tassel
Tumbled Lapis Lazuli Round Pendant SMALL On Necklace or Keychain With Your Choice of Colorful Tassel
Tumbled Rose Quartz Round Pendant SMALL On Necklace or Keychain With Your Choice of Colorful Tassel
Raw Clear Quartz Crystal Pendant SMALL On Necklace or Keychain With Your Choice of Colorful Tassel