My True Story #No48

"In this picture I look super happy and like I don’t have a care in the world where in reality I have had one of the toughest years of my life..."

"I suffer severely with my depression and have done for many years. I didn’t want to get up in a morning, all I did was sleep, I engaged in risky behaviours and I struggled with suicidal thoughts and thoughts of self harm. I never had the energy or the motivation to do the things that I wanted to do and this built up a lot of frustration in me.

I was having flashbacks of the trauma that I experienced from an abusive relationship nearly 10 years ago.

In more recent months I have finally found a mix of medication that is starting to work for me. I feel more motivated, I isolate myself less and I am able to understand and manage my emotions.

There is a long way to go and I have a lot of challenges to overcome but I can now feel positive that I am getting my life back and track and that there is a light at the end of the tunnel!"

True Story told by Alex @lexie_isabel96

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