.....The doctor tried to put me on medication, but I was too stubborn.
I`m not weak. I have been through much worse than this in the past, and I managed. I`m a survivor," I thought to myself....more
I would spend the next month trying to muscle my way through it.
With this new information, I could take back control of my mind, or so I thought.
I spent weeks reading self-help books, trying meditation, changing my diet, quitting booze, talking, writing, even ice baths - you name it, I tried it.
And then, before I knew it, I was back on that couch in the dark with curtains shut.
I hadn`t surfed or kiteboarded in over a month, and I had zero physical energy or motivation. But I wasn`t ready to throw in the towel.
So in one last attempt, I scraped myself off the couch and forced myself to go kite, back to my happy place, the place that fixed everything: the ocean.....
Bethany`s Notes: The honesty of mental illness from a water sport athlete. I enjoy reading articles from sports that don`t regularly get highlighted (rodeo, surfing, BMX, etc..). Everyone is dealing with something and it`s okay to ask for help.
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