I was born with cerebral palsy, a condition that limits my physical abilities. Because of this, I am overweight. Throughout elementary school, I was bullied because I could not follow physical activities as well as other students. When I turned ten, my parents took me to see a psychologist because I was always crying. As it turned out, I was diagnosed with depression and anxiety.
I was bullied in every school I went to, which made my depression and anxiety worse. When high school came, I was friends with a very abusive girl. Once junior year came, I realized how abusive she was. All the stress between school work and my “friend” triggered my depression so badly that I spent 2/3 of my junior year at home, in my bed. I almost didn’t graduate with my class because of all the school I missed. I managed to pull myself back up and was able to graduate high school, however.
I started to play online games in my spare time. I was bullied in-game and stalked to my art website where the bullies would take my art and draw inappropriate things on it. I couldn’t deal with bullying anymore and began to cut. It started with a small cut just before my wrist, then another on my wrist. This was within the span of 2 years.
Then one day, I gave up cutting. I’ve been clean for almost 2 years now. I still take my medicine, but I am better than I was years ago.