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My name is Brett Duhaime, and this is my story

I am 28 and I survived Depression

I’m transgender Female to Male. My depression has stemmed from lots of self hate, being bullied, body Dysphoria, and many other things. With my depression I have gone through episodes of attempted Suicide and other mental health issues. I was the kid that never fit in with anyone. I have had days where I can’t get out of bed, or so on but I am a survivor. I have cut, and blacked out. I don’t know where my depression comes from some days. Panic atacks, crying for no reason at all. I have been there before my medication started working for me things were bad I was angry and aggressive. Self abusive and verbally abusive to those around me. People started not wanting to be around me. I started cutting more as time went on but never left a scar. The internal pain was to much so I needed external pain to take over. I began to drink more with friends then panic attacks happened fairly frequently. I decided to try seeing a therapist which worked for a while. Then I stopped that for a year then tried it again when things got bad. Finally when I was 23 I realized that I am a man trapped in a woman’s body and started hormone replacement therapy. But I was still depressed so I started anti depressants and things got better. I still have episodes but I have servived when other though I wouldn’t. I am strong.

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