I suffer from anxiety, which for me is always accompanied by depression and after having been a victim of a violent crime I added PTSD to my mental health plate. It has become a fun little mix.
None of those mental health issues usually prepare you well for solo travelling. In fact, they are great at blocking it all. Adventure and anxiety? Just the thought of taking a leap of faith into the unknown used to send me into a mental abyss.
With many of my peers suffering from similar issues, I have been asked a lot about how I manage this journey. How do I not fall apart in every new place?