When it says you’re incapable of doing scary things, don’t believe it.
I moved out the summer before high school, and it’s a decision I still struggle with.
Notes after therapy.
Tips on stigma, diagnosis, treatment, dissociation, and exercising empathy.
Changing therapists and trying to escape.
Trying to be good to ourselves.
Changing our lives and brains.
Crying in public—never mind the onlookers.
Accepting depression, seeking therapy, falling out with friends, and UGH FINALS.
A conversation about mourning traditions—inherited and invented.
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