After being diagnosed with anxiety about 3 years ago, and having to give up his dream job due to his panic attacks, my son progressively spiralled into a vicious cycle of depression and alcohol and marijuana misuse.
The medical profession and mental health system were unable to help him. All they did was prescribe anti-depressants, and sent him to various counsellors and alcohol or drug programs. Nothing helped!
He couldn’t hold a job. He lost his friends due to his behaviour. His relationship with his siblings broke down entirely. Our family was falling apart.
As parents we felt helpless and didn’t know where to turn to. All the government agencies and assistance programs just spouted the same nonsense to us – he needed to be motivated to make changes to his life himself. What a load of rubbish! In his frame of mind he was never going to be motivated to do anything for himself – he had tried a number of different things, none of which had worked, and was totally disillusioned and did not believe that anyone was ever going to be able to help him.
By the end of 2019, he was starting to talk about ending his life.
In early January 2020 he attempted suicide. As parents we knew that we had to take drastic action and do something different from the established norm. I started to do some serious research on alternative options.
I am so happy that I did and that I found Martin’s MindEasy program.
What a difference that made. Even from the very first initial contact with Martin, before we started the actual program, when Martin told my son that he wasn’t sick. It wasn’t long – only a matter of weeks – before my son was able to ditch the anti-depressants with no ill effects whatsoever. Week on week he has improved and is returning to his old self. He is starting to enjoy life again. He has rebuilt his relationship with his siblings. He is repairing his damaged friendships. He is controlling his alcohol use. He is exercising, getting up early and keeping himself busy.
As a mother, I cannot recommend Martin and MindEasy highly enough. I will forever be grateful to him for what he has done for my son, and what that means to our family. I have been so privileged to be a part of the process and share the journey with my son.
Thank you Martin. You truly are a miracle worker!