Haha I find it kinda crazy that I struggle or suffered from every disorder/situation on the list, yet my whole life I've considered it normal since it's all I know. I'm gonna write a bit for each of the ones I struggle with most at the moment, so bear with me.
Self harm: I was twelve when I started cutting. At that point in my life, I had started hearing voices and that was what they told me to do if I wanted them to go away. Of course it became a sort of addiction, where I was cutting for even the smallest of negative things. Now, at 18, it's hard for me to even think about bringing a blade to my skin. Even though I've relapsed a little bit...I know I'm strong, that I can overcome this.
Bullied: It was more of an elementary-middle school issue, but even today, every word and action that was thrown my way still negatively impacts me, to the point where I still find it hard to trust anyone.
Depression: Depression is a big one for me. I've struggled with it since I was twelve and it still impacts me today at 18.
Panic/anxiety attacks: I used to have them every single day over the smallest of things. It was like hell. Couldn't breathe, couldn't see, couldn't hear, couldn't move. Thankfully, I haven't experienced either in the past year, and I hope I never do again.
Lost someone to suicide: I lost my daddy was I was six. He suffered from bipolar disorder...He was into drugs and alcohol, constantly threatened my mom and his own life, and finally one night, my mom had had enough and went to the police. He was arrested and strangled himself later in jail...every day, I feel a piece of my heart missing. I miss him so so much...and I've tried killing my self over it. But I'm a warrior - I can't give up in the middle of war. We're all warriors, fighting the pain of living. Just remember, we are strong and we do deserve to live and recover. #vent #ventaccount #thelinesproject #wearewarriors #warriors #keepfighting #staystrong #findyourself #findstrength #support #mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness #mentalillness #stayalive