I was raised to believe mental health is not a real thing, it's just this generations excuse for being lazy. So when I started experiencing these things I didn't tell anyone. I'd come home from school, sit on my bed to do my homework, and end up not getting back up. I couldn't keep up with hygiene, diet, or grades anymore. The worst part was nobody seemed to notice something was off. At the time I denied anything was wrong with me and spent 2 years digging myself out of the deep hole I was in. Now that a few years have passed I look back at that time. Like many others I firmly believed that I was never making it out of that mindset. In the end I have made it out all on my own and I've never been more proud of myself. Always believe in yourself because we are warriors and we're stronger than we think.