When i was two and a half my birth mother almost killed me in a car accident. She pulled over and got drugged up and then about two minutes later, she was on the other side of the highway and drove down off the road. The car flipped on the side that i was sitting on. I was in the hospital for 2-3 months, having multiple operations and lots of therapy. The doctor/specialist stayed by my side and never left me the whole time I was there. When I am 18, I can get a operation to fix the broken bridge of my nose. Here I am a decade later and everything with my body has been fixed (except for my nose) but I cannot see my mother ever again because of a permanent restraining order. My family has helped me through the hard times in my life and they are still trying to help me battle my depression.
- You have had a lot to deal with from a very young age in life. Maybe sometimes it feels like it’s unfair that things have been so hard at times, but the fact that you’ve made it through and every day reflects how strong and resilient you are.
- Instead of focusing on the past, look to the future and all the things you’re looking forward to doing. Little things to look forward to can help boost your outlook. For example, soon enough, you’ll be able to fix your nose so look forward to the positive changes that’ll bring into your life (like more confidence, etc). Try to think of other examples for yourself.
- Take some time to reflect on who you are. Maybe it’s not the best idea to let an accident define you. Look at who you are, ignoring the accident. You are not your accident. Understanding yourself without the context of outside events can help you feel more secure in yourself and can lift your mood. When you understand who you are, you are better able to understand what makes you happy and what makes you unhappy.
- You seem to have a great support network, so continue to lean on them when you need it. It’s amazing that you have people around you that love you a lot. If you open up to your loved ones, they will be better able to help you, especially with depression.
- Depression is a strange thing. It can be triggered almost randomly or be a symptom of a series of events. You are still young, so it may just go away with age. If you find yourself struggling more, it may be wise to consult a psychiatrist with the help of your family.
- What do you have to look forward to in the future?
- How would you define yourself? If it helps, think of how you’d describe yourself to a total stranger.
- What makes you happy?
- How can you help make yourself happier?