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I have been on medications since 1998 and they definitely helped me. At that time I was suicidal and was not living my life, I was hiding from people and all social events. Waking up was the last thing I wanted to do. To get out of bed and eat a bit of food could be the highlight of my days for me. But with medication and cognitive behaviour therapy I started experiencing life and my depression was not so great. I even enjoyed my life at times and started doing things I had not done in many years and things I thought I would never be able to do. So I am not saying medications are not the way to go.
At the peak of Earla’s social phobia she was housebound for six years. Today she is challenged with unstable medication, financially supporting herself, and appearing in various media outlets as a mental health advocate. Can her passion to help others outweigh her fear of people?