I saw this on Instagram and wanted to share, especially as someone who has personally struggled for over half of my life. My earliest memory of wishing I didn’t exist or thinking the world would be better off without me was a comment I made at school when I was only 8 years old. The teacher definitely seemed concerned and at the time I didn’t know what the big deal was because I knew nothing about mental health at that age and I didn’t realize how serious those comments actually are.
When I was 15, I tried taking my own life which was obviously unsuccessful but it did land me in the hospital for a week. Then when I went back to school I lied and told my friends that I had just been sick with the flu because I had no idea how they would react if I told them the truth
It’s still something I struggle with and some days are worse than others. At this point though I’ve kind of just gotten used to it since I’ve been struggling for so long