From an early age, Sybelle felt she had to hide her struggles with mental health.
Her suicidal thoughts started at the young age of ten, and she first entered therapy at eleven years old. By the time she turned 18, it was habitual to suppress her feelings of depression and suicidality. By 2015, the symptoms became too much to bear – Sybelle was hospitalized and put on antidepressants. She spent five years on these antidepressants before hearing about ketamine.
Frustrated at the system that failed her – “If you’ve gone through thirty years, and you find that out, that something exists that gets rid of this, it’s hard not to be mad. Like, how could no one tell me? Why is this a secret?”
When she found NYKI, the treatment process started rough. Seeing incredible results after just one infusion, she says she’s still shocked at how drastically different her life is post-ketamine, without constant suicidal ideation.
“A huge part of hope came with this treatment.”
Dr. Brooks is a rare breed. He actually cares and is personally invested in every one of his patients.
I came into Dr. Brooks’s office late last year at the end of my rope in my lifelong battle with depression (as other treatments and medications did not work for me, but rather, gave me very adverse reactions). I cannot state with enough emphasis how quickly these infusions truly changed my dismal perspective on life.
After my initial treatment phase, I found the energy and impetus to begin caring again and a sense of wellbeing that I had not experienced since I was a child.
I cannot stress enough the personal care and individualized attention Dr. Brooks gives to his patients. He truly is an angel and that extends to his compassionate staff as well. THANK YOU for showing me a neuroscientific way to truly rebalance myself and regain my sense of purpose in life.