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Caroline Rose

Instagram Caroline’s Story: My story started when I was 14 years old and ended when I was 22. I was depressed for 9 years of my life and was struggling on how to handle it. I became bulimic for 4 of those years as an outlet for my stress and had constant suicidal thoughts for the last 4 years. It was never easy waking up mainly because I wish I didn’t wake up. I slept for hours until the late afternoon if I could. I isolated myself from friends and family because I thought everyone was out to get me. I was playing mind games with myself and couldn’t understand how to get out of them. When I was 22...

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Claire Shay

Instagram What Does Depression Mean To You? Depression is a debilitating feeling of utter despair. It can hit at any time, suddenly and without warning. Anxiety and the feeling of not being able to breath are symptoms, and when the depression hits, no happiness remains and it is as though there is nothing left of you except your worst experiences, anxiety, and your deepest fears.  How Did You Overcome Depression And/or Self Harm?  I was extremely lucky to have my boyfriend there at my side as I struggled through depression. The feeling of not being good enough and the fear of being alone drove my depression. I had to first identify what was causing me to feel as though there...

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Elizabeth Acheampong

Instagram What Does Depression Mean To You?  Depression to me means hitting rock bottom and not finding any way or means to get up or pull yourself up. I have moments where i’m in a room full of people but still feel alone and will often find myself on the verge of tears. I haven’t figured out how to express this feeling in words. But I know when I get into this mood, I literally feel like there is no hope for anything. How Did You Overcome Depression And/or Self Harm?  I’m sill struggling with depression but iv’e been dealing with it by talking about it and keeping myself busy. While I have not sough professional help, I have found...

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Haley Britton

Instagram Haley’s Story: I started feeling depression somewhere in late middle school/early high school. I don’t know when it started, but I remember crying for no reason, having pent up emotions, lack of interest in things, and wanting nothing but to be alone and cry in my room. I had all the classic signs but didn’t realize it. My mom was extremely emotionally abusive and meticulously damaged my self-esteem, so I always credited her with the reasons why I wasn’t happy.  I was really active in school and church and my community, and I was really good at acting happy outside of home, so no one could really tell I wasn’t actually happy. No one knew that when I drove...

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Jana Stumpf

Instagram Jana’s Story: In 5th grade people in my class started bullying me because I’m skinny. They kept telling me I’m anorexic but I never suffered from anorexia or bulimia. It’s genetical in my case. I also never suited to any clique because I’ve always been different than others. I lost all my friends because I’m different and I was the only one who never had a boyfriend. Also I got ignored out of the blue by any guy I ever got in contact with. This destroyed me and my self worth a lot. Depression, self harming and my suicidality got even worse. As a joke I asked one of my classmates for an appointment at his dad’s psychiatrist’s office...

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