Her depression started when she was fourteen.
She suffered from it immensely.
She didn’t expect to live past high school.
She started therapy.
But her parents pulled her out.
Said she was too young to be mentally ill.
Mental illness has no age requirements.
If you suffer, it is real.
My ten year old suffers from anxiety.
Mine started when I was thirteen.
Kids are most vulnerable.
They need help and support.
They need compassion and understanding.
The girl is still with us.
Of that I am grateful.
I’m glad she reached out,
and shared her story.