Being reintroduced to winter sports in a controlled environment has given me the knowledge and confidence to be able to participate in a range of sports that I previously wouldn't have had the mental strength to do. Not just being limited to snow sports, but all sports that I'm physically able to participate in. This experience has given me the motivation to begin participating again in activities, sports and hobbies that had previously been such a huge part of my life.
The opportunity to meet and develop friendships with people from other nations has also been a great step in aiding me with the recovery of my psychological wounds. Understanding and realising that regardless of what nation you may be from, we all suffer similar stresses and even though we are potentially oceans apart we have a lot more in common than one would think. Finally understanding that mental health conditions don't discriminate and everybody is susceptible regardless of which country you are from, gender, race, age or religion, has played a major role in me becoming more accepting of my own conditions.