Doctor and Wellness Expert Shares Her Fight with Addiction and Depression

Shirley Amy
June 13, 2019
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Things are not what they used to be – technology and fast paced living in an increasingly unnatural environment, can take its toll on the most balanced of people, as the resultant stress can take hold, and have a profound long-term negative effect. This has made mental health and wellness issues shoot up to what seems to be a never-ending high. Moreover, its unwelcome effects can impact everyone, even mental health doctors.

Opening Up About Personal Struggles in Order to Help Others

Dr. Natacha D. Nelson, D.C., M.A., is one such sufferer who has been through the mental health mill. Her recently released book: “Finding Courage to Let You Out: Living Our Human NESS with Our Human MESS,” takes an up close and personal look at her depression, addiction, failures and returns. Her fascinating, yet turbulent account lays out an easy to understand cornerstone for anyone who struggles to see how he or she should interpret and comprehend how their mind is operating, and why they seem to be “stuck” [1].

Nelson notes: “As a doctor and mental health professional, it can be easy to neglect yourself. You can get so consumed with focusing on others, that we don’t take the time to care for ourselves. In sharing my own personal story, I hope to normalize the topic of mental health so that others feel more comfortable reaching out for the help they need”. This take on a doctor’s mental health story, is certainly inspiring, and one that is likely to help many sufferers.

More About Dr. Natacha D. Nelson

For the last twenty-plus years, Nelson, has devoted her vocation to understanding the links between emotional, mental, spiritual and physical well-being. She has achieved this by using the principles of Spiritual Psychology and Chiropractic. A working chiropractor for more than 20 years, she has served thousands of private practice patients, showing them the best ways to understand, and look after their health and bodies. She set up the Inside Out Wellness Center, where she engages with patients as a both a life coach and chiropractic doctor.

Nelson, has been through her fair share of personal suffering with addiction, divorce and becoming a single mother. She has also suffered the unfair the stigma of being biracial. Bot on a positive note, these life events have empowered her, so that she can better empathize and relate to her patients and readers alike. She states that: “Understanding how the mind and body work are keys for comprehending why we make the choices we make and react to life’s challenges the way we do. It also allows us to consciously find new ways to train our brain to react in more positive ways that afford us our desired results. Once we take control, we are no longer victims of our circumstances”.

Shirley Amy

Shirley Amy is a Holistic Health Specialist and professional writer who's published 4 books. Her  interests include optimum wellness, mental health, fitness, and positive lifestyle change. She holds University and College qualifications in the fields of Health Science, Nutrition, Mental Health, Fitness, Holistic Therapy and Aromatherapy.

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