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Depression can be a waiting game, Anonymous (17)

Some time ago I suffered from depression. Luckily I did not have severe depression but it did affect my daily life. I could not focus on anything. That semester was the worst grades I had ever gotten in my life. I was never one to speak to my family about my issues which just made it worse. At one point I was sitting in my room calculating how many Advil’s I’d need to take to end my life. I finally spoke to a couple of my friends and realized that many teens today struggle with depression. Today I am happy and free from depression. I am writing this because I know that many teenagers suffer and I want people to know that you can overcome this. No matter how long it takes or what measures you need to take to overcome it, it will happen and suicide is never the answer.

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