The devastating emotional impact of the losses on 9/11/01 was the equivalent of having every emotional bone in our bodies broken simultaneously. No one had any experience with an event or situation of this magnitude. Things were perilously skidding sideways. I clearly saw the light and I knew I needed to get help…and fast.
As I began seeing Dr. Vilardi in early November, I realized I was being given an opportunity to reach for something I had always wanted. I would finally find that place of mental health that had eluded me since childhood. In order to navigate my young family through the maelstrom that we faced I needed to be as mentally and emotionally stable as humanly possible. I wanted a happy, grounded life for my children and me. I was so tired of being misunderstood and misunderstanding. I was so tired of fighting when all I wanted was happiness, peace and harmony. I was committed to doing whatever it took to go all the way. Little did I know then that I was embarking on the single greatest journey of my life that would take me to that place of which I had only dreamed.