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My name is Lena, and this is my story

I am 26 and I struggle with Depression

It began at the age of 8 years old when I was repeatedly molested by a family member, at the age of 11 it happened one last time by my sisters ex. At the age of 12 I began my struggle with depression, I started cutting my arms and legs…and at the age of 13 I had my first taste of alcohol and my first suicide attempt of many. My last self-harm and suicide attempt was in 2014, I still struggle with suicidal thoughts and depression to this day but I manage to pull myself out of the downward spiral. I abused alcohol daily for the past couple of years and have since developed anxiety since I stopped. The waves of depression and anxiety are strong but my will to live is stronger. I hope to be able to receive and give help, it all starts with my story.

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  1. I hope you stay strong. I may sound cliche but I’m telling the truth. Never give up on life because you matter. I understand that it may be tough and I hope you can handle it. Thanks for sharing.

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