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Sometimes I feel like I’m ignored by my large group of friends. Sometimes at night I would wonder if I actually had friends or if they all disliked me. At break I felt upset because I had been ignored again, so I started to cry. My friends were there to comfort me and I thought I would feel better after that. At the beginning of my third period class I started feeling awful again and started crying and feeling angry and stressed. I asked my teacher if I can go outside and she said I can. The walking outside didn’t help me at all then the school counselor walked by and took me to his office. He helped me feel better about myself and my friends. Now I know that there are people there to help me when I’m sad and upset.

 

Anonymous

I struggled with my weight, and I overcame it. I studied nutrition like crazy, and I’ve seen a huge difference.

 

Anonymous

When I have moved to new states there have been many people who say things about what you wear, where you lived, or about you in general. There was one person who I was scared that I was going to encounter because she would call me names and get in my face while telling me all the bad things about me. I decided it was fine for that to end, so I told her how I felt. She then stopped.

 

Anonymous

I was diagnosed with autism when I was 5. I found out when I was 12, and I started to change. I had been made fun of for along time. I mimicked other kids, and dressed normally, and tried my best to fit in. But I still didn’t. I tried harder then ever, but people still said I was stupid and weird. I’m pretty high functioning so people can’t tell that I have autism. I’m actually pretty normal, I’m just a little awkward. A lot of people with autism are pretty normal. I did more than you can possibly imagine to please others and it still wasn’t enough. I refuse to do that anymore. I didn’t give myself autism. I was born with it. And it’s not a bad thing. I’m not retarded. I’m not disabled. I’m not stupid. I just think differently. That’s all. Autistic people aren’t stupid, they are actually significantly smart. Einstein had it. And you can’t always tell. Anyone could have autism and you’d have no clue. Mostly because most of us try so hard to hide ourselves thanks to the way society treats us. Nearly a third of autistic people attempt suicide, 2/3 consider it. “Autistic” isn’t an insult, it’s an adjective. Stop putting us down for being different, it’s not our fault!

 

Anonymous

I would say about 4-5 years ago I was diagnosed with OCD and for a while there I was struggling cause it was hard I wasn’t my normal self but I went to see a therapist when I started having absurd thoughts about wanting to kill myself when I knew I loved my life and people loved me but I was scared WHAT IF I do it and that I don’t wanna die because I love my life and the people in it. So I started going to therapy and things got worse before they got better as I was told it would. At that point in my life I was going once every week. But I kept with it even if I didn’t want to go and didn’t want to do my exposers at home. And eventually after many of tears, arguments, and more tears I’m at a point in my life where OCD doesn’t affect who I am. What motivated me to get better was one my family they were always helping me fight what as of right now is my greatest battle. My friends even though I haven’t told many what was actually happening I surrounded myself with quality people who made me happy and they were and are a driving force that I love along with my family. And my baseball team who also didn’t and doesn’t know what I was and am still going through but they are my family and they are just there for me. And to everyone who is struggling with their own battle you will get through it, it might take awhile and it take a lot of work but it will get better and it will make you stronger and smarter. I still struggle sometimes but that’s just life and it gets better. I will live with OCD the rest of my life but how I decide to deal with it and not let it control my life is completely up to me.

 

H.

When I was 6 years old I was playing outside with my golden retriever named Maggie and I was sitting on a picnic blanket and playing by myself and then Maggie was sitting next to me and she fell asleep and then I tried to wake her up but she didn’t wake up and then u called my grandma and they called the vet and then he said she had died of a heart attack right in front of me when I was only a child.

 

Anonymous

My really close friends last year stopped talking to me and were making up really bad lies about me in school. They were also texting me really rude stuff and it was my first year of middle school so I didn’t know how to handle it. I would go in the bathroom at lunch and text my mom to come get me but I would push through the school day. The school took care of it and it’s over now thankfully. I made way better friends who I can trust and I know will stand by me. I forgave them even though they hurt me a lot and they are still super mean but I have made some way better friends.

 

Anonymous

After being bullied by “friends” at my school, I constantly asked myself, why me? What did I do wrong? This led me to be a bit isolated and distant from other people around me. I overcame this obstacle when found someone that motivated me, that reminded me why I’m doing what I’m doing. Yes, it was a difficult obstacle in my past but it helped shape me to the person I am today and that’s something I will forever and always be thankful and grateful for. I encourage those who are struggling to reach out and talk to someone or engage yourself in something you love. You will make it through this.

 

A.Z.

When I first moved to California, we were moving to a new state and we were living with my grandpa in his condo until we could buy a house. So the 7 of us lives in a three bedroom condo, meaning I shared a bunk with both my brother and my sister. Which wasn’t all that terrible, but rough because we didn’t always get along perfectly. Not long after we moved, my dad was diagnosed with brain cancer. This was a very hard time in my life because I was worried about what would happen and how we would all recover from this. During this time, my family struggled financially due to my dad being out of work and working with a new city in Southern California. We were forced to declare bankruptcy to help us get back on track. I kept telling myself that there is always light at the end of the tunnel and I could just hold my breath until we saw the light. After all of the scariness, my dad, the incredible person he is, managed to overcome this obstacle and he was cancer free. He still struggled with certain tasks but we knew he would come back better than ever. My dad is a huge inspiration to me. I feel like this time in my life has made me a better person and I’m grateful to be in this incredible family who has worked so hard that now we are living in our own beautiful home and my two oldest siblings have jobs and go to college out of state. There is always light at the end of the tunnel and things will get better!

 

Anonymous

When I was younger I lived in an abusive home. My mom was in rehab for drugs and alcohol so I couldn’t live with her. I lived with my dad and his wife at the time. She was crazy and I don’t want to bring up details but we would be in our rooms for days with nothing to eat or drink. I was about 5 I think and eventually in a year I got out of the home and went to live with my mom after she was sober but everything wasn’t good again. My dad ran off into the mountains and lived there for about 6 months after his crazy wife cheated on him. My mom had little money and could barley provide for the family and it was like this for a year. My dad came back to our area and got a good job and things were getting better and eventually everything was back to normal and good again. I overcame all of this when I was younger by praying a lot. When I lived with my mom before all of this, she would have us pray every night and so when I was in my room at the house I would always pray to get my mind off things. It helped me a lot. I also had my sister who I would always talk to. She was younger than me and I would play games with her and it distracted both of us from what was going on at the time.

 

Anonymous

One big struggle I had was being bullied by some people for my size. When I was younger I was really chubby and a lot of people would make fun of me. I got through it by blocking out all the hateful stuff people said and listen to the positive stuff people said.

 

Anonymous

Stress is a hard, I experience it first hand. Every since I was little my parents put me in a school on Saturdays that always gave me extra homework for the week and was due the following Saturday. I never really minded it until recently when my parents enrolled me into a geometry and algebra 1 course. The teacher is super strict and always gave tons of homework. I was scared of him to the point where if I didn’t finish the homework I would stay up late often just to finish it so I won’t be in trouble. This started effecting my progress at my current middle school. I stressed often to the point where I would put off homework to the following break or lunch at school just to do the homework that was due that day! I did that just to take a break. I tried to convince my parents to take me out of those classes that made me stressed and upset, they refused. After a while I was staring to get worried about things I never really worried about. I never really worried about my grades as much as I do now. Of course I always have to try to keep my grade up but it’s hard when you have to balance double the homework you usually get in a regular school week. Recently I have been working on balancing my time and my schedule and making sure I do get my work done. Even though I probably won’t be taken out of that extra school for a while but at least I can work my way around it and balance my life out once again.

 

Anonymous

I have been dealing with putting myself into a dark self not good mental mind state and I have proudly brought myself out of it. The hardest was coming out to my close friends and family. After I came out I felt like a ton of weights were lifted off my back. I have then put myself into another mind state after that dealing with a hard time crush that didn’t work out and I’m still working on traveling out of that zone. I’ve showed that I care for her but it didn’t work out. I then buried myself and didn’t let anyone talk to me and I didn’t talk to anyone. My friend wrote me a message about how she needs my help since she isn’t really happy so i wasn’t gonna stay buried for that. I helped her and from what I told her I realized I should be telling myself this information and listen to my own advice because it really helps. This may not always be mentally healthy but it has helped me so far. Thank you for creating the page and reminding me that my story matters.

 

Anonymous

I have overcome a disorder called OCD and it controlled my life for a couple of years and i went to therapy and after hard work to take back my life i am still always exposing myself but from just 3 years ago i have come hell of a long way. and i want to tell anybody going through anything what so ever that it might be hard and it might get suck but it will get better and it might get worse before it gets better but it will get better trust me.

 

H.C.

I lost all of my friends and knew no one else. In 7th grade some of my friends started rumors about me and gossiped about me to make my other friends hate me. It was really hard to find new friends because I haven’t had to since kindergarten. I spent my lunches for the rest of the year in the bathroom or in the library. Finally towards the end of the year I found new friends that would never do that to me.

 

M.T.

When I first joined my basketball team, I was one of the smallest players and most weak players. I was told that I was never going to become a starter, never going to make it on a team that goes out of state, and never going to make Varsity in high school. Over the past three years, I put in all the time that I could into making my self stronger physically and mentally so that if could prove those girls wrong. Today, I am a starter for my club team, I have been to Chicago for Nike Nationals, and I am going to try my hardest and show off all of the work that I have done to prove my spot for Varsity as a Freshman.

 

Anonymous

When my friends at school started spreading rumors about me to other people and leaving me out constantly i started feeling like there was no purpose for me to talk to anyone anymore or even go to school. Even after we apologized to each other and i became part of the group again they started spreading more rumors about me. Then i had to think and realize that there is no point in staying in a toxic relationship with people that were never gonna be there for me or help me anyways. I am so glad i made this decision because now i have an amazing group of friends that mean everything to me! So just remember that sometime you just have to move away from the bad things even if it’s hard.

 

Anonymous

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