Edward, a Canada-based Hong Kong-born volunteer first responder in mental health talks about his experiences in living with childhood trauma and the way how he decided to help others by sharing his own views.
He shows moments of his life in recovery, how he supports others to use available resources to heal, and openly talks about what works for him may not work for someone else. His personality shines through in words that are encouraging and relatable, therefore we can connect to his narrative and understand how much it takes to build up our own boundaries and why it’s a key in recovery.
His stories might resonate with many of us struggling with mental health issues, looking for motivations and examples of how others deal with trauma and being early or already advanced in recovery. You can follow him on Twitter @Maahokgit.
He suggests reaching out to these organizations in case of looking for affordable therapy: https://openpathcollective.org (Open Path Psychotherapy Collective is a non-profit nationwide network in the United States of America of mental health professionals dedicated to providing in-office and online mental health care – at a steeply reduced rate – to individuals, couples, children, and families in need) and https://affordabletherapynetwork.com (The Affordable Therapy Network is a Directory of Therapists offering Low Cost and Sliding Scale rates across Canada).
“I’m more than happy to tell what works for me because my situation is helpful, but I don’t know what works for you. I’m glad to help you look for different alternatives where we can talk about it. Sometimes, I know in my personal experience, when I talk about my issues with my peer support, I actually fix my own problem. It’s weird because you can type all day long, but when we actually verbalize, vocally speaking out, it makes more sense: oh, yeah, I need to do this.”
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