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March 28th, 2013, 03:14 PM
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As someone who has suffered with PTSD for more than 20 years, your post really hit home with me. Thinking back to the days when I was untreated and undiagnosed is tough because I was also labeled.

In addition, I have a child with autism. Thankfully she got all the therapy she needed early on, so she's doing quite well now, but still, anyone familiar with autism can still tell that she has it. I will always be her biggest advocate and biggest cheerleader; she is a blessing to me and the love of my life.

As an aside, I successfully worked in mental health for quite a few years, and found my mental health history more of an asset than anything else. My struggles have made me who I am today, so if anything, it gave me more of an ability to approach my clients with the compassion and empathy that they desperately needed...Pursue your dream job if that's what you want to do - I'm sure that you would be great at it!
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