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  1. Going through high school is tough, but what makes it even worse is the fact that you also have these thoughts about hurting yourself and being in an endless perpetual state of anxiety for no specific reason whatsoever. Growing up I’ve always kept to myself most of the time and had only 1 real close friend. I also did karate in high school, but had to get surgery on my foot because of massive foot pain. After I had to quit doing karate in order to go along with the procedure, I noticed something different about myself, Everything just seemed dull to me and I started to have a few suicidal thoughts here and there but didn’t think much of it. But after I had gotten the procedure and 2 months after that I wanted to start cutting myself, I knew I needed to go and seek professional help. Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to get help right away because of the diagnosis of my mom’s acute myeloid leukemia, then she got into a car accident (a head on collision) and landed her in the hospital for a week. Then it took 2 therapists to go through to find the perfect fit for me, it wasn’t perfect at the time, but it was better than the other ones and I started taking medication for my depression. Trial and error through 5 different antidepressants was a roller-coaster of emotions for me, especially in December of 2018 when I was hospitalized for suicidal tendencies, the same tendencies that I’ve been having for over a year and only brought to true light because I went to a place that specializes in eating disorders because I didn’t know what was wrong with me and thought my weight was getting out of control. Fortunately, I am now on a medication that is helping me and that through perseverance, I was able to get through the not so great therapists and the trial and error of the medications I took and I believe that through my experience with depression, I understand so much more about perseverance than I did before I was self-diagnosed with depression.


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