I was recently diagnosed with Complex PTSD and Borderline Personality Disorder.
As some of you may know and most of you don’t; throughout my childhood I suffered from severe emotional, mental, verbal and sexual abuse. After resorting to a Restraining Order in 2016, I quickly developed anxiety, depression, trust/attachment issues and even tried to take my own life.
Over the last couple years I’ve taken steps to ensure I have a healthy future and build healthy relationships. I surround myself with loving and supportive people and try each day to be kind and accept only kindness in return.
I will be starting Dialectic Behavioral Therapy next month and was given the choice to start mood stabilizers or work with a service dog. So…. I went ahead and adopted my sweet Jersey! He’s a year old and was chained up at a Reserve with a puppy chain embedded in his neck, needing it surgically removed.
Lastnight I had my first ‘manic episode’ since adopting Jersey and without any formal training, he comforted me throughout it all. I just wanted to share this new chapter with you all and I THANK THE UNIVERSE FOR BLESSING ME WITH THE GOODEST BOY.
Welcome home Jersey!