This is Laura’s story. A very strong and powerful one. Please read, share and leave feedback thanks again Laura for being apart of what I do.

My name is Laura, and I’m 23 years old. For the past 8 years I have suffered from depression. My family noticed I was getting low in myself and wasn’t interested in things I used to be.

I got low in myself and didn’t want to talk to anyone, all I wanted to do was go for a walk or to be left alone. I never really understood why I got like it, I kept thinking why me, why do I have to feel like this?

To me it felt like all I wanted to do was be alone and my anger would get bad some days, I ended up in hospital one night, Ardee for few hours and other days it was horrible.

I thought my solution to get my anger out was self harm, I would hurt myself to take away the pain that I was feeling. It helped but it took one pain away and gave me a different pain.

I have scars on my arms that I’m not proud of but can’t change them. I tried to commit suicide a few times but something stopped me. I thought if I left, everyone else would be happier and I wouldn’t have to deal with anything or the pain.

I wished it would go away. I finally went and got help after opening up and talking to people about it. It helped me so much talking, even though I thought people would never understand me or know how I felt I still told them.

I still suffer from rough patches now and again and I have a lot of things going on in my life at the minute, but I have managed to deal with some of the stuff.

I said to myself I will take everything step by step. I now have a 3 year old son, and have the best support from my family and friends and I’m doing my second year of business and management, which I really like and never thought I would have gotten this far on and I will keep going.

It still gets hard but I just have to pull through it.

I wanted to share my story and let other people know your not alone, I know some people are afraid to talk to others but it’s the best thing to do, it will take a while but never give up.

And remember there’s always someone out there that would love to have a chat or talk to you and help you.