Vital Mind Stories: Trudy's Journey From Suicidal to Joyful

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Trudy knew, deep inside, that medications couldn’t bring her where she needed to go.

But what she didn’t know was that she had options.

From the age of 19, she was medicated with multiple classes of psychotropics, hospitalized repeatedly, including on locked wards, and diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder. Because of limited benefit from medication, she ultimately went on disability, gained 130lbs, and bordered on a Diabetes diagnosis. She said she felt like her medications were aging her body from the inside. Ultimately, she was treated with 31 sessions of electroconvulsive behavior (ECT) which provided some relief, but left her with permanent memory loss.

Pulled by a sense that there had to be more to life, she began with our workshop videos and felt better from her first breakfast change. Daunted by giving up gluten, by her own self-doubt around motivation, and an ability to commit to self-care, she skeptically but earnestly committed to Vital Mind Reset.

In one month’s time, she describes improvements in:

  • Sleep
  • Energy
  • Resiliency
  • Mood stability
  • Engagement in life
  • Joy
  • Hope

She states, “VMR has given me back my life…I want to enjoy my life and be engaged with it and thriving in it and I finally feel that dream is a reality.”

Listen to her inspirational story!

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About Dr. Kelly Brogan

KELLY BROGAN, MD, is a holistic psychiatrist, author of the New York Times Bestselling book, A Mind of Your OwnOwn Your Self, the children’s book, A Time For Rain, and co-editor of the landmark textbook Integrative Therapies for Depression. She is the founder of the online healing program Vital Mind Reset, and the membership community, Vital Life Project. She completed her psychiatric training and fellowship at NYU Medical Center after graduating from Cornell University Medical College, and has a B.S. from M.I.T. in Systems Neuroscience. She is specialized in a root-cause resolution approach to psychiatric syndromes and symptoms. Learn More