I have been struggling with depression and my mental health since I was 17. I hit rock bottom two years ago in January, after a failed attempt. I spent a week in a hospital with detoxing addicts, came out and tried to go back to real life. I spent a month in outpatient therapy and then attempted again a month after I got out.
It’s been two years and a lot of therapy but I am in such a good place. When I’m low, I check in with friends listed in my Wellness Recovery Action Plan (that I have been able to develop with that help and care) and also with my therapist.
I’ve been extremely lucky with my support system but I know how hopeless you can feel. Please know that there is help out there for you, too, if you are struggling or feeling hopeless.