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Thank you Kati for bring mental health issues to the forefront here on YouTube.  As both a medical professional, and now a patient, I've had the unique opportunity of experiencing some of these issue from both sides.  Since a 2009 car accident, in which I become partially paralyzed and that ended a 20+ year nursing career, I've struggled horribly with depression.  Partly, due to psychosomatic reasons, in trying to process the profound losses, of seemingly everything, that made me who I was. And also, in part, due to some traumatic brain injury, which, I sustained as a result of the hard knocks I received to the head and face.  It was not until about three months ago, that I finally become so sick and tired of being sick, following one endless cycle of severe depression after another, that I finally had myself admitted to the psychiatric unit of my local hospital.  It was there, I met a WONDERFUL psychiatrist and his team of therapists and nurses, who help me truly begin my road to recovery. After two weeks of inpatient care, I left the facility on two different antidepressant medications (one to help with my constant nerve pain and one to deal more with the actual depression), and these,  in conjunction with weekly outpatient therapy sessions  with a wonderful therapist, I, for the first time in six years, truly looked forward to Christmas with anticipation and happiness. For the last year or so, I've been a regular viewer of your channel, Kati. You've many times helped me tremendously. Not only by your encouraging words, but also by the way you are removing the stigma, that is so prevalent when it comes to mental health.  It's truly sad that when we, who've dedicated our lives to helping others, do in turn seek out  help from within psychiatric community, only to find we 're many times demoralized by being viewed as damaged goods by some of peers.  It's as though we are suppose to some how be immune to any mental health problems.  However it's strong voices like your's that's helping pave the way to a broader and more clear understanding of what mental health care should really be.  It was in part, due to the seeds of encouragement that were planted in my mind, over the course of the last few months, while reading your material and watching your videos, that finally gave me the courage to walk into the emergency department on that Sunday afternoon and start the process.  Please keep up the good work!! You're doing a wonderful job and are having a tremendous impact. God bless you and yours, and best wishes for a wonderful and prosperous 2015!! 😀

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Hoping to play this BEAUTIFUL song during the seating of the mothers and grandmothers at my nephew's wedding next month. Hoping it's available for download purchase at either the Google store or Amazon (Kindle) store. As a individual of the Christian faith, and also someone who lost her own mother at age twelve, I had been praying for a song with great impact, that will show how special my sister-in-law's love is for her son as he enters into marriage. WOW!!! Did this song ever speak to the heart!!! Thank you so sincerely.
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#katiFAQ Dear Kati, Can you have delayed onset PTSD, even several yrs post trauma?  In Jan 2009, I was involved in an accident that resulted in a broken neck that left me partially paralyzed from a C 5/6 incomplete spinal cord injury. Initially, not only did I have my SCI, but also several other major internal and external injuries that required several years of follow up surgeries, including facial reconstruction. Although physicians did diagnosis with me PTSD and Depression shortly after my accident no medications or therapy were started because I was flew to a new facility to start nearly a year of physical rehab. From then on I was so busy trying to physically get better, I never felt depressed,....that was until the last year and half.  Along with the depression has come a great deal of sadness, over the 20+ year nursing career I lost to my permanent injuries.  I'm also having major panic attacks to the point that I literally think I'm going to die. I'm wondering if the medications I take to help with nerve pain and spasicity could be over taxing my serotonin receptors and causing a serotonin deficiency,or is this just a delayed reaction to all my body has been through?
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