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Personal grief and depression episode
By Michelle

Hi my name is Michelle. And this year I am proud to say that I celebrated my 16th birthday with a smile rather than a slit to the wrist. I developed depression about three years ago and it wasn't until about 4 months ago that I finally saw some light in my life.

I'm not sure how my depression started. School was tough, school has always been tough. I don't get these people who always smile and love to be at school, how they manage to never wag school. I used to always wag school. At one point I couldn't stay in the classroom for more than 10 minutes. I had to escape, I had to get out, I had to hurt myself.

My best friend had depression, she did it all. She told me lots of stories of how she hurt herself and what she planned to so next. And I always made mental notes of these ideas and tried them out. But she didn't know of my problems and it wasn't until someone told her about me that she started to back off.

I am writing a portion of my story to you. To tell you that you are not alone and that I know it is so hard so very terrifying to get help and to embrace life and to enjoy it when all you see is darkness, but I have seen so many people that don't think they even have problems and by you coming onto this website and reading the stories and information on the disease you have already made progress, and with determination and courage that I know you must have, you have the power to live a healthy and happy life.

Posted by Michelle June 29, 2004 09:43 AM

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