“To live will be an awfully big adventure.” — J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan
Hello, I’m Romani…
I have anxiety and depression, and the occasional panic attack. When I was younger, around thirteen, I started feeling distant, angry, and confused. Over some years I attempted to kill myself three times… And honestly? That made me feel worse. Now that I’m older and seeing a therapist, I’ve come to terms with some things. Yes, I am depressed, anxious, and suicidal, but I will be okay. No one has a magic cure for my anxiety, walking through a forest doesn’t chase my depression away, and I don’t expect it to. Some days are harder than others, yes, but I’ve found my own little tricks to keep myself even.
I want to do for others what my parents did for me. When I told them about my suicide attempts and how angry and sad I had been feeling, they reacted with love and understanding. They helped form the foundation of my support system. They’re part of my lifeline. I want to do that for you. I want to help others find a way back.