My name is Jenna. I am someone who gets stressed a lot. I get stressed at school because of upcoming tests. I get stressed at home because of mom and dad shouting all the time. I get stressed online because Jess and her gang are always putting horrible posts on my wall.
I started to cut myself. It was a relief. But then it got worse. I got addicted. I got really stressed and didnt look forward to birthdays or christmas. I lost a lot of weight. My mum noticed and asked me if anything was bothering me. I acted like nothing was wrong. Then one day I was looking around online and came across a post which title was- "Talking about it".
I read it and it was about a girl named Kelly, who suffered from some of the same things I was going through. She said that she talked about it to her parents and they did nothing but be there for her. Shes better now and she is living her life happily unlike before. I thought this through and wondered if my parents could help me. I did want to get throught this. I decided to tell the truth.
When my mum and dad found out they were upset, but they stayed strong for me. They got me help at the docters and I got as much support as possible. They referred me to CAMS where I could talk about my feelings and bit by bit my life started to change.
It turns out that I suffered from depression and bi polar disorder. I didnt know this and was suprised. But im glad that I talked about it because my life is so much better now. Talking about it may seem the hardest thing but its better than running away from it. It only makes it worse. Stay Strong. xx