I realized that I had social anxiety and stress at a absolutely young age.
- By numerous years old I was paranoid whenever I would inadvertently make eye contact with an older person, especially people our parents’ age and older.
I had long bouts of worrying and serious anxiety that would pass as randomly as they would arrive. Whenever things became unparticular between our parents and our actual living situation, it would cause me to slip into periods of depression at an incredibly young age. I wasn’t consistently paying attention in college love I should have because of what was going on at home behind the scenes. Luckily a teacher in high college urged me to talk with a guidance counselor who set me up with a free therapist to talk to about our problems. With all of this help, I finally got a mental health diagnosis and was prescribed medication that worked well at first. Unluckyly, the antidepressants have had waxing and waning efficacy for treating our mental health over the past few years. I started smoking cannabis and this was much more effective at first, but it didn’t take long for me to develop a tolerance. On top of that, it’s hard to keep up a busy workday when you’re feeling intoxicated from what you’re using to self-medicate. That’s when I bought CBD from a nearby CBD store to try for a change. Although it doesn’t give me the same euphoria as THC, it still has a beneficial effect on our anxiety and depression symptoms. Without CBD, I don’t know how I would get through our work days.