Anxiety drove a Kings Mills woman to live outside last winter for 5 months

The "tent" that Amy Miller lived in for five months last winter outside her home in Kings Mills. Anxiety over a suspected break-in drove her to feeling that she could no longer live inside her house, Miller said. She went for treatment in March at the Lindner Center for Hope.

For decades, Amy Miller of Kings Mills said, she did her most effective to manage relentless anxiety. But just one working day about a 12 months back, by now stressed above the pandemic, she suspected a break-in at dwelling. Panic took over, and Miller determined to toss a tarp more than her van in her driveway and dwell exterior, for five months.

Sure, Miller claims now, it appears odd. In March, when relatives customers recognized her circumstance, they acquired Miller to settle for mental wellbeing care cure at the Lindner Center for Hope in Mason. 9 months into intense remedy for panic and submit-traumatic worry, the Air Force veteran and mom stated she is talking about the expertise to help some others who are suffering.

“If you are way too ashamed, you need to have to get by your shame. If you are frightened, you require to step by that concern. If you never have faith in, you need to rely on and depend,” stated Miller, 56. “If I had understood what was heading on, I could have named 911. But I didn’t even realize to call 911. Nervousness manufactured me think I was executing something ideal, and I wasn’t.”