My anxiety has been around for as long as I can remember. My depression started to appear around the age of fourteen. School was extremely tough for me. I never really felt like I fit in which made my depression worse. I consistently felt homesick even when I was at home.
Mental health has been a huge struggle for me. From constant anxiety to depression… I have suffered from mental illness for the past three years (since I was 12). I was on heavy medication to manage my medical issues and the meds first put me into a depression.
Before I was 30 I had wanted to kill myself. After I had met my rock bottom– following cancer treatments, facial disfigurement, and a failed marriage—I was told by my father that I had no more excuses, nothing left to fear.