Alyssa, 18, US

12063406_500494156791779_1434367226645937847_n“I’ve battled with mental illness ever since I can remember. I have an extreme panic disorder and deal with bipolar, along with anorexia and terrible self-image.
I have been hospitalized 3 times, put in an eating disorder program for 4 months, and have dealt with self-harm and suicidal thoughts for 5 years. this has made life such a difficult ride.

There have been nights where I didn’t know if I’d wake up the next morning or not. Through my faith and treatment, I’ve been able to understand what I deal with and understand that I am a human.

I am not perfect, but I am a beautiful creation sent from heaven that deserves the best, even though I and so many others deal with such terrible illness’ doesn’t make us any less worthy of knowing the truth of life. πŸ’–”

 

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  1. October 28, 2016 / 8:55 pm

    Well wrote Alyssa,and i wish you health and happiness,as time goes on.

  2. October 29, 2016 / 10:05 am

    You are indeed a very beautiful creation from Heaven, and that smile is infectious, even through all your suffering on this earth. I love your fight. Keep the Faith. Stephen

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