Angela vs. The Demon
This is my friend Angela and she has an amazing story. I've been trying to raise mental health and PTSD awareness by showing some of the crazy situations First Responders experience. This image is about overcoming that darkness and defeating your demons. In Angela's case she not only defeated her darkness she came out the other side a changed person.
Angela is a First Responder who has been diagnosed with PTSD. She saw no other way out and attempted suicide. After taking enough pills to kill a rhino her boyfriend found her in their apartment unconscious, not breathing and near death. He saved her and with help she recovered.
Being so near death has given Angela a new outlook on life. She is no longer suppressed by her demons. She is a successful personal trainer and has decided to get back onto the ambulance. She truly lives each day like it's her last and she feels blessed for every day she has left.
I think we can all learn from Angela's experience, if you're feeling bad and/or considering taking your life, GET HELP! If you can accept help to make your way through the darkness and defeat your demons life will change for you. Thank you so much for letting me share your story Angela, you're living proof there's a way out. I'm really, really happy you're still here and I hope we can all learn from your experience.
Stay safe everyone and take care of yourselves.
AngelaVS.herDemonAll photos by Daniel Sundahl