"Just because someone doesn't love you the way you want to be loved, doesn't mean that they don't love you with all their heart."
Here are the responses I wish I could have given those times someone said something hurtful about me or the LGBTQ+ community
Depression and Anxiety can go for years without being treated because it's easy to confuse the signs with normal emotions or because we attribute the sadness or stress to a certain event and expect the feelings to go away. It's important to recognize both of these so that we can get help as soon as possible.
I'm here to be happy. I'm here to enjoy life. I pledge to let myself be happy.
The thing about depression is that it feels like such a selfish thing to have. You fail to notice anything but the heavy weight on your shoulders. I never noticed my friend was being bullied. It came as a surprising blow when he chose to die. It was all a downward spiral from there: A comfortable relationship, a crush on a girl and the realization that if I wanted to be with her I would have to leave my family.
I struggle a lot with depression and anxiety. Some of that had to do with figuring out my sexuality at some point, but in reality, it goes way farther than that: Growing up in the aftermath of a civil war, as I watched my friends get kidnapped and people disappear.
Yeah, I’m 25 years old. Let’s just get that out of the way and let me explain why at 25 I’m still not out of the closet. I feel so old to be doing this now, like I wasted so much time. I just wish that I could go back to being thirteen and do … Continue reading Why at 25, I’m Not in a Hurry to Come Out