Q&A #2: Depression/Anxiety

What mental health challenge/experience would you like to talk about?

Anxiety and depression.

What are 3 words you would use to describe your experience with this mental health issue.

Almost befriended death.

What do you wish the people close to you knew about what you are/were going through? Or what could they say/do to better support you?

I wish they knew that I was struggling through that fake mask of mine, but I guess I was too good at faking it because they never noticed anything was wrong. Being able to feel wanted, nourished, and connected was what I needed the most at that time, but all I got were meaningless words that were swallowed up by darkness

Anything else you would like to add?

"Growing is pain, but in the end there is something for you to gain"- Anna H.

By Anna Ho. Age: 18 Gender: Female

Anna Ho