Myra Thompson’s struggle with depression began in adolescence. At the age of 16, the high-achieving student says she confided in a counselor that she felt suicidal: “I was put into a psychiatric facility for two weeks. After that, I promised I wouldn’t tell anyone ever again.”
It would be years before she finally got the right diagnosis and treatment — life-changing care she found at Baptist Health. “There are people here waiting to help you and they want you to succeed,” she says. “I am living proof, and for that I will always be grateful.”
Myra was inspired to seek help after seeing her youngest daughter, 16 at the time, advocate for herself. After an incorrect diagnosis elsewhere, she visited Baptist Health, where was diagnosed with ADHD and a proper treatment plan was established. “The change in her is a complete 180.”
In turn, Myra visited Baptist Health, where she says providers — particularly mental health nurse practitioner Trenten Hale — were caring and truly listened. She was diagnosed and began treatment for ADHD, eliminating past medications that were “just Band-Aids.”
“It has changed my entire life,” says Myra, whose gratitude is palpable. “Just knowing that I’m better opens up a whole new world for me, and I’m happy. I’ve never felt that before. It impacts my relationship with everything: my jobs, my family, everything.”
There are people here waiting to help you and they want you to succeed. I am living proof, and for that I will always be grateful.