Learning how to love myself

In middle school I became severely depressed and had struggled with anxiety and OCD most of my life. I had started self harming in 7th grade and only confided in a few friends. In 9th grade it got worse and my suicidal ideation increased to the point that my best friend was scared I would act on it. She told my mom that I was depressed and self harming and possibly suicidal and I hated her for it. I felt so betrayed. After going to therapy, I learned how to love myself and receive coping mechanisms to deal with my mental health in a good way. Years later, my anxiety, depression, and OCD aren’t gone, but I’ve learned to live with them. I am so thankful that my best friend told my mom and saved my life. Thank you grace. I love you.

Mia Mac