Karina, 28, California, US

karina los angelers

“I am a person who has lived with mental illness since childhood. I suffer from Anxiety and Depression.

I wanted to share a picture of my child self because I feel that the picture captures the internal struggles I was dealing with daily during my childhood. I still have my childhood diary and all my entries detail the self-loath, depression and suicidal ideation I battled with then and I am still battling now.

My journey to self-mastery hasnt been easy. Ive dealt with a lot of trauma that I was suppressing for a long time. I had a crisis at the start of 2017 but the support of my family and my mental health treatment team saved me. I am on medication now and have a new outlook on life.

I am thankful to be alive and to be in graduate school to become a therapist.”

 

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