Worth Living Ambassador Felicia Singh

Hello, my name is Felicia. I am a 25 year old healthcare professional and
counseling/psychology student with anxiety. As well as someone with an unexplainable
yearning to understand mental health disorders. The who, what, where, when, and whys of it all.

Although I am young, I have had the opportunity to experience several different
individuals with different mental illnesses. Bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, depression, and
anxiety. And you know what? They’re just normal people. WE are normal people. I have had the
pleasure of knowing these individuals both in my personal and professional life. They all have
something unique about themselves to share with the world. I always say you can learn
something from everyone you meet.

For me personally dealing with my anxiety was something that I avoided for a long time.
As it got progressively worse and started to interfere with my relationships, I realized it was
something I would have to find ways to cope with. We all have certain stressors or triggers for
our disorders. Identifying what those are is a key part to getting better. I realized that my two
major stressors at the time were my job and my home life. After long consideration and planning,
I decided to make an effort to change those situations.

The answer for keeping my anxiety under control was finding out what caused me the most stress and then finding ways to manage my stress levels in a productive way. Both of my major stressors involved unhealthy
environments and people. I was able to tweak and adjust these issues through communication
and life changes.

I also workout, I write, and I make a conscious effort to surround myself with
genuine people that understand and support me. I haven’t had any anxiety attacks in almost a
year. Whether you choose to take medication or see a counselor is something that is totally up
to you. There are many different ways to live fulfilling lives while managing a mental illness.
Our environment and the people we choose to have in our lives are huge contributing
factors to our mental health. Good and bad. Sometimes a life cleanse is in order. Whatever it
takes to put you in a place of peace and contentment.

Too often we undermine the importance of inner peace. The importance of our happiness. If you’re here then your life’s worth living. You should live it to the fullest.

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