If there’s one thing we can all agree on is the fact that cases of depression have been on the rise, and the trend doesn’t seem to come to an end anytime soon.
The number of people suffering in solitude, most being millennials, is very high. While some seek professional help, others end up committing suicide.
A lady identified as Lizzy Atienno recently posted a chilling story on Facebook on how she has survived three suicide attempts.
According to her, she often goes through depression and finds herself cutting her body with razor blade. She discloses that she is suffering from Borderline Personality Disorder, a condition characterized by repetitive pattern of varying mood, self-image and behavior.
Below is the post she shared on Facebook that has since gone viral;
The most important thing I did this year was survive. I stopped cutting and burning my body. I learnt to love myself. I learnt to eat and stop starving myself. I learnt to forgive those who traumatized me since my childhood… And for that alone, I am very proud of myself. It’s not easy. I have borderline personality disorder (kindly google it and read about it) and I am a three-time suicide attempt survivor.
God didn’t give me another chance because I needed it but because certain people in this world, in my society and my community need me. I am not ashamed of anything because my mental disorder is not who i am but rather a part of me that can be managed. I am beautiful, talented, creative, smart, and unique.
I am a very strong woman because there’s nothing in this world more terrifying than battling your own mind on your own every single day when the voices in your head are against you. I know there are many people like me out there suffering in silence. So guys please let’s create awareness and end the stigma. Recovery is worth it.
Below are the photos showing the young lady is suffering;
She needs help…