Mental health affects 1 in 4 people, yet we still treat it as such a taboo subject. Struggling with a mental health problem is a very common thing, so why do we still shy away from discussing it? Because the truth is, we are embarrassed. We are ashamed that our own mind has turned against us and is making us feel such things.
Before I met you, I was hopeless. I had lost all faith in the world and thought I would amount to nothing. Before I met you, I was depressed, anxious, and scared. I felt so worthless, like there was little point even trying. School was a nightmare, and home life was just the same. I felt alone, like I had no one in the world to talk to. I'd spend all day cooped up in my room, no longer interested in the things that used to interest and excite me. My books were left on the bookshelf, doing little more than gathering dust. My camera was left in its bag. I don't think I'd used it in months. I didn't feel like I had a purpose in life anymore.