The anxiety attacks plagued me until I turned 18. Then things changed. I graduated from high school. I started cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT) with a mental health counsellor, so acquired new skills for dealing with my stress and fear. I worked a couple of jobs and did a year at a small university college in Calgary.
However, I felt I needed to play catch-up on what I’d missed in high school. The legal drinking age in Alberta is 18-and I discovered that alcohol was the most therapeutic thing I could consume to relieve my racing thoughts.
Thank you guys for helping my dad, I couldn’t thank you enough for this. When my dad came back from the last door and I saw him for the first time in 3 months the first thing that popped into my mind is how much he has changed spiritually,
Emotionally, physically, and most of all mentally.
The last door has not only affected my dad but my whole family and others around me. Right now as I send you guys this I am sitting in a Saturday night live meeting in terrace. Every time I sit into these meetings I just think where are family and others would be without the last door. Not one of these thoughts was a good one. So long story short I just thank you!!
-Dylan I’m 13.
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