Growing up in an unhealthy mental environment was very challenging. My mother was always sick physically and mentally so no one else could be...but I was. I began hating myself from a very young age. I began cutting and starving myself. When I would allow myself to eat I would make myself throw up. No one wanted to help me but only blamed me and it made me feel worse. I had to help myself or I was going to take my life. I tried when I was in high school but I didn't take enough pills. Remember, children need someone to step in. Take that step, you could change a life. It changed mine.

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