This week for #freeyourmindfriday, Emily, a local author and medical professional, took over our Insta stories to talk about her journey with overcoming PTSD. Check out her bio below!
Emily is a medical professional and award-winning Author from Cincinnati. She struggled with anxiety after a traumatic choking event when she was 6 years old. Growing up, she managed her anxiety by writing and always staying active by playing multiple sports at one time. As an adult, she experienced a medical procedure gone wrong. She was awake for the procedure when she began to aspirate and choke, requiring medical attention. After the procedure, she began having panic attacks whenever she’d go grocery shopping or tried to eat, and eventually, she developed food adversions. After losing over ten pounds she sought medical attention where she was diagnosed with PTSD. Today she will talk about her journey of battling and overcoming PTSD and her coping mechanisms.