After Coping with Anxiety & Depression, Dr. Imani Walker Says She’s Now "In the Best Place”

After Coping with Anxiety & Depression, Dr. Imani Walker Says She’s Now "In the Best Place”

The Married to Medicine Los Angeles doctor got honest about her mental health in a new Instagram post. 

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Dr. Imani Walker is getting honest about her mental health. In a candid new Instagram post, the Married to Medicine Los Angeles cast member opened up about how her life has changed following her recent decision to take medication for her ongoing battle with depression and anxiety.

On February 15, the physician shared a close-up, makeup-free selfie of herself alongside a lengthy caption, in which she reflects on her lifelong struggles with anxiety and depression. Dr. Imani started out the post by revealing why she’s been “pretty quiet on social media” lately, stating, "Wintertime is a time for self-reflection and introspection and I take full advantage of this every year.”

She went on to speak out about her ongoing mental health journey, stating, “I’ve also been open about my struggles with anxiety and depression in an attempt to give not only a face to these illnesses but to show all of you that success can occur in spite of some genetic setbacks that were thrown my way.”

After what she describes as “much convincing and initial resistance,” she revealed that she has begun taking medication to help her cope with these conditions. “I made the decision to start taking medication for anxiety and depression that I know now has plagued me my entire life,” she explained. “It has truly helped my life in every way imaginable.”

Though it took her some time to reach that decision, the doctor says she’s now feeling healthier than ever. “I can finally say that I am in the best place I’ve ever been in life and my happiest,” she wrote. “And yes... I had to do this with medication.”

Check out her moving Instagram post in full below:

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I’ve been pretty quiet on social media this year for good reason. Wintertime is a time for self-reflection and introspection and I take full advantage of this every year. ⁣ ⁣ I’ve done my best to be as transparent with all of you as I could since I was thrust into the spotlight of #married2medLA last year. I’ve also been open about my struggles with anxiety and depression in an attempt to give not only a face to these illnesses but to show all of you that success can occur in spite of some genetic setbacks that were thrown my way. ⁣ ⁣ Not long ago, after much convincing and initial resistance, I made the decision to start taking medication for anxiety and depression that I know now has plagued me my entire life. It has truly helped my life in every way imaginable. ⁣ ⁣ As a physician, it was hard for me to step outside of myself to admit that I needed more help than I could give myself by eating right, exercising, meditating and just trying to put myself first in a world where as physicians we are expected to always put others first. I am grateful to have been able to take a step back to focus on my needs as I celebrate my 16th year of being a doctor. ⁣ ⁣ This is me as most of you never see me. Without makeup, glasses on, and finding time to relish just simple quietude. I can finally say that I am in the best place I’ve ever been in life and my happiest. And yes... I had to do this with medication. ⁣ ⁣ If any of you are wondering what a better version of yourself can be like, just look at this photo. ⁣ ⁣ It is me. ⁣ ⁣ Blessings. ⁣ ⁣ #itgetsbetter ⁣ #mentalhealth⁣

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