Meet Daniel Henderson, who is sharing his journey of living with alcoholism, PTSD, major depressive disorder and generalized anxiety disorder. He remembers being restless as a kid and using sports and outdoor activities to release some of his energy. He was diagnosed with ADHD at a young age and remembers not liking the way he felt while on various ADHD medications. When he was 13, his father became disabled, which was very difficult on him and his family. He fell into a severe depression, which led to him seeking out drugs and alcohol. He struggled with homelessness, alcoholism, and addiction. In March 2015, he got sober and began making amends. One day, he went hiking with a friend from AA and wound up falling from a cliff after a rock broke under his feet, and he now lives with a traumatic brain injury.
He talks about how there isn’t a stigma from a freak hiking accident in the mountains, but the stigma with addiction and mental health is very real. Because of this, he started a non-profit, RecoverWisely, and works to promote sobriety and recovery so that people can live a good life.