Journey #9: The Little Things

I was 13 back then when I felt like I wanted to end my life. I can’t remember what was the reason back then. But to be honest, I was the black sheep of the family. I was bullied, I was often called “ampon” (Adopted, in Filipino) because my stepfather is of another race, though […]

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Journey #8: Glimmers of Hope

Depression surfaced for me in high school. When I was a freshman, I developed crippling anxiety, which went hand in hand with depression. I felt like all my friends hated me and that I was annoying. Gradually, I drifted apart from friends I had been close with since childhood. Eventually, I was in this hole […]

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Journey #7: The Past Lives in Us

When I think about my past all I can think about is how me and my younger brother was abused by our parents. My mum she smoked and still does while my dad drinks. All I can think about that has anything to do with my past is my younger brothers screams and cries. I […]

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Journey #2: Silent Cries

Sometimes i have days when i just bawl my eyes out and vent my anger and sadness, though the worst days were the ones where i just felt numb. I feel helpless. In the back of my head, i knew the only way to let out of my emotions that day was to get up, […]

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Journey #1: The Painful Numbness

I began struggling with depression in the 6th grade. That’s when I realized how the world really was. As a kid I thought everything in the world was good. In 6th grade i found out my mom did drugs, I watched her try to kill herself in front of me. She told me my father […]

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