I have battled with depression for the better part of 10 years now even though I am only 23 years old. Some days are fine I can wake up and have a regular day of school and work. Other days I wake up and I feel like the weight of the world is on my shoulders and I don’t know what to do. I have harmed myself, wrote suicide notes and pushed people out of my life so I couldn’t hurt them either. I have learned that you are not alone which I am finally starting to understand. I told no one for the longest time trying to figure out what was going on in my head because I couldn’t explain it to anyone if they asked and I know I was so different. Now after doing my own research I know no one is alone. Even if you don’t have someone in your immediate life know that there is someone out there that knows what you are going through and can help. I will struggle with this everyday and have my good days. All I can say is to anyone out there is know you are not alone. Seek help and don’t feel ashamed if you do.