In 1994 my parents separated, which left me devastated. Although, my parents’ separation was necessary, I cannot begin to tell you how devastated I was by everything revolving around their separation.
Mental illness is a very important issue to me.
I struggle with depression, anxiety / panic attacks, hallucinations, epilepsy, and social anxiety. Going through these problems at a young age was hard. I would feel like there was no hope, and I should just give up. But I finally thought, 'would I tell someone that? That they should give up?' Then I got help and found something that helped me - music. Music saved my life more than once, and it helped me see that life is not cut and dry, and it is worth living. Find something to save you, and think what you would say to someone.
In high school, my friends were my rocks. They always understood the things I was going through (the best they could) and were there at the drop of a hat if I needed them.
Things I don't like that have been said to me about my mental illness
1. You just over-exaggerate, you need to move on.
3. You'll never get through this, you're too weak.
4. What's wrong with you?