Master's Mental Health Student, Owner of consulting firm
by Jim Wood
66 years young.
Three kids are grown and successful. Lost everything in the "Recession." Bored and lonely. Lost my wife. Self-diagnosis is Dysthymic Disorder and Hypomania. I suffer from dysnomia and severe COPD. I must sleep 10 hours a night.
Suffered from depression - trauma related. Went to see a Therapist. Realized I had been counseling individuals and groups for years. 12 years in war zones extracting victims and arranging for their care, and their families, as their boss. Lived in Europe and Asia this entire time...80% travel.
Got an MBA and Master in Int'l Finance long ago.
Am now half way through my Masters with a specialty in Trauma, Abuse and Deprivation (TAD). Start my internship next summer. Top of class....cause I outwork everyone else. Concurrently got a CNA Certification.
My story is meant to give hope to those who have had severe losses and/or feel that life goals have been shredded and age is against them.
I do not know where I will end up but my journey into this new world is my best therapy....and my kids are so motivated and proud because of it.
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