“I knew there was something a little… off.”
What kind of stigma did you experience/observe?
I have struggled with anxiety and depression for years. Varying symptoms and degrees of these illnesses plagued me throughout high school and beyond, yet I tried to ignore it (almost) the entire time. I knew there was something a little… off. I wasn’t truly happy.
In June of last year, I realized how bad in shape I really was… after a long stint consisting of bad living conditions, social anxiety, and toxic relationships, I decided to try to end my life.
Before I could do it, though, angels came to my rescue. (Not REAL angels, per say… just two very loving friends).
I ended up spending time recovering in a mental health hospital, and I needed every minute of it.
How did you overcome this experience?
Ever since leaving the hospital that summer, I was a new person. I started changing my outcome on life because I realized I only had ONE to live. I am dedicated to helping others achieve self-love, spread kindness, and eliminate mental health stigmas.
Help others by sharing a brief, positive message.
It’s okay to not be okay (because one day, you will be).