I hid my depression extremely well , maybe it was because I could still fake a smile even though I felt like dying on the inside🙂I lost interest in all the things I once loved doing. I hated myself for what I had done to my body. 😔I basically didn’t have emotions other than numbness. I thought about killing myself constantly. 😶My anxiety took over my life and high school was hell. While my friends were getting drunk and kissing cute boys I sat home alone crying myself to sleep. People would comment on how I wasn’t the same anymore and that deeply saddened me because I had once been such a happy girl full of life. I wanted to desperately be that girl again. 🙍🏽♀️When people think of recovery they think of returning but what they don’t realize is that you completely reinvent yourself and become stronger and a better person than before✨. I started reading self love quotes, I worked hard everyday to think more positively even when it felt like I’d be depressed for the rest of my life. It was a very slow process but overtime I started to heal. I still struggle everyday with a lot of things but I can gladly say my smile is back. I am full of light and laughter again. I want to spread kindness and help people recover from the mental illnesses that stole their youth.