Anxiety was my reality – October 2019

September 17, 2019 at 16:15

His Mansion

Without faith, trust and understanding the world can seem an exceedingly dark place. For Jenna this reality was compounded by an anxiety disorder that crippled her ability to function and impeded her desire to partake in everyday life. From her first memories as a child, Jenna recalls suffering from intense anxiety and fear. In fact, she cannot recall a time when she didn’t feel a strong uneasiness lodged in the pit of her stomach. Initially, she had difficulty pinpointing and addressing the source of her suffering because no incident or traumatic event started those feelings of dread and helplessness. Having grown up in a Christian home with two parents working in ministry she was able to disqualify her condition by asking herself, “How can my life be bad?” Finding no definitive answer, she would disarm her hope for a better life by dismissing the source of her pain. In Jenna’s teen years her condition dramatically worsened. A diagnosis of anxiety and obsessive-compulsive disorder led to extensive therapy and experimentation with medications