“The pain was real…the hurt too deep to hide…for the first time in my life I did not know what to do…” – Quang Henderson MD
The Depression Sets In…
My wife Staci and I were celebrating our 10-year wedding anniversary with a once in a lifetime two-week vacation through Europe. The anticipation leading up to the trip was one of pure excitement. Little did I know depression would drastically change that feeling.
We began our 1st leg of our memorable European journey in Barcelona, Spain. The city was alive, vibrant, and beautiful. We visited Anton Gaudi’s architectural masterpieces that included the unfinished church of La Sagrada Familia, Casa Milà, and Park Güell. The culinary experiences of tapas at “My F***ing Restaurant” (yes that was the actual name) to a progressive Mediterranean dinner at Access was incredible. However, I noticed Staci’s normal smile appearing less and less on her beautiful face and becoming less interest in sight seeing. Staci energy level is unmatched, so I initially contributed it to jet lag.
The Depression Manifests Itself…
The 2nd leg of our anniversary trip took us to the spectacular French Riviera-Nice, France. The quaint city is known for its art and culture and has the most museums in France outside of Paris. Strolling through Nice where famous French artists’ Chagall and Matisse once resided and created their masterpieces was surreal. Then it happened…
Staci begin to receive text messages from a family member who has always cause emotional turmoil in her life. She became so depressed it manifested with suicidal thoughts and eventually a half-hearted attempt.
Fortunately, Staci’s bravery to overcome these depressive feeling allowed us to enjoy the remaining vacation through Monte Carlo and Venice. However, the emotional trauma was so great, she still cannot recall those 3 days in Nice.
Discovering IV Ketamine for Depression…
There was still this uneasiness not knowing if Staci’s depression would rear its ugly head again. We knew she needed help immediately.
Staci began to research about depression treatments on the airplane flight back to Texas. IV Ketamine kept appearing in her search with the claim it was effective in relieving depression in up to 70% of those individuals even after 1 treatment! She scheduled a treatment with an IV Ketamine clinic she discovered in Houston. After her 1st treatment her suicidal ideation and depression greatly lessened! Staci went through several infusions and her depressive feelings began to completely dissipate.
One thing that always bothered her at this clinic was that it was sterile and lack privacy. Staci was divided from another patient only by a screen divider, thus she could hear everything that was being said. This lack of discretion as well as the sterile environment was the impetus for MindScape Ketamine & Infusion Therapy, PLLC.
Founding MindScape Ketamine & Infusion Therapy, PLLC
Staci and I founded MindScape Ketamine & Infusion Therapy, PLLC on the premise to become Houston’s premier concierge IV Ketamine Infusion treatment center. We provide the utmost in privacy, exclusivity and comfort. We offer our patients state of the art infusions in an upscale facility with all the comforts our clientele requires.
Most importantly we strive to break the stigma often associated with mental health care and bring a revolutionary and effective treatment for various treatment resistant mood disorders to those who have lost hope.