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Hey Y’all!

My name’s Joe and I'm a Mental Health Journalist based in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Through my struggles with anxiety, depression, trauma and addiction, I wish to show others, that everyone is capable of improving their circumstances.

I'm sharing my story, as an experiment, to see if it is possible live a life of health, wellness, and happiness.

I vow to get better.

I’m going to start documenting everything. It’s been a very stressful month of my life and it even led me back into depression and suicidal thoughts. From some recent medical studies and podcasts, I’ve decided that the next course of action regarding my mental health is to pursue blood tests to see if I need Hormone Replacement Therapy.

I’ve already attempted to ask my GP for such a test...to no avail which often happens.

He’s a doctor that will soon retire so he gave me the standard info of exercise 3x a week and that I may be on Anxiety Medication and SSRI’s for life.

This is not what I need or wanted to hear...I’m open to his solution but I wish he would be more open to seeing that I’m taking a proactive approach with regards to my own Mental Health. There's breaking information regarding medicine daily and I intend to pursue this information even if it kills me.

Joe Rogan recently interviewed Andrew Marr, a former special ops veteran, and Dr. Mark Gordon who are having incredible results with treating TBI (Traumatic Brain Injury) with balancing the systems and hormones in the brain and body.

Dr. Gordon explains that even the slightest amount of damage or trauma to the brain both physically or emotionally, as well as varying genetic traits, can lead to inflamation in different hormone producing glands in the brain. This inflammation causes hormone production to be thrown out of wack, and in doing so, could cause a number of unwanted symptoms and side effects, such as poor decision making, depression, anger, manic episodes, headaches panic attacks, and more.

Using the TBI treatment, of a group of 58 cohorts that were part of the study, 91% had a 50%improvement of symptoms after 3 months. After one year, 73% of that population was off all medication. These are unheard of results.

This is why, I would like to pursue this avenue next. I believe I’m at a critical juncture in my life and that my life depends on the decisions I make next.

I’ve also decided that I’ll start reaching out via email - to mentors and people I respect to see if I can collaborate or bring about a formal relationship to help my journey.

I really want to document the process properly or maybe make a film about the different treatments and help I get for anxiety and depression. God knows I’ve gone through the gambit of doctors, medications, exercises, and spiritual solutions with no real long-term permanent solutions.

Every few months, all the mental health issues, stresses, nervous and mental breakdowns will rear their head in my life again.

I want to get better.

I vow to get better and the only way I see this possible is to pursue a career where healing myself mentally IS my career...it’s the only way I see.

I’ve tried every other way.

Maybe by really journaling the full ride I’ll be able to pull it off, and show others that they can heal...because I have a lot of greatness to offer the world

...but I’m sick.

 

Naturopathic Doctor - A New Hope (Sorry Star Wars- I Jacked This Title)

"Maybe I'll Pick Up a Pen Again"