Winter turns to Spring

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In 2015 I had a mental breakdown and went into inpatient for the first time. I was diagnosed with severe depression and anxiety along with my ADHD. After inpatient I went to an outpatient program for two months. I saw many improvements and started feeling like myself again. Later that year I started going back to my old ways. Things got so bad that in April of 2017 I tried taking my life & ended up in the ICU for 3 days.

After that, I lied to myself saying I was fine, that things weren’t that bad. From the end of April 2017 to January 2018 I did many drugs just to take the pain away. This past April I saw a neuropsychologist who correctly diagnosed me with Bi-Polar type 2, Borderline Personality Disorder, along with my anxiety and ADHD.

After a few months passed I found the correct psychiatrist who has put me on the correct medicine, along with seeing my amazing therapist weekly. I finally can say and believe that my life and everyone’s life is worth living. No matter how dark the times may be things will get better. Just as the darkness of winter turns to beautiful spring your life can do the same. Never give up, because you have a purpose, and the world is a beautiful place. It is my hope that you find the beauty in each day.

Story submitted by Shauna

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