Photo by nuttymom-me: Recently I have come to a crossroads in my life, I am 37 years old and have put off taking care of my mental health for years. A month ago I had a breakdown and spent several days in the hospital. I was diagnosed with Severe Depression, Anxiety and OCD. I have trichotillomania as well. I have struggled with that since I was 13. I had a very difficult childhood and have denied myself the “mourning” of it for a long time. The parallels of my mental health and parenting have become a blur as I teter between the way I am a mother and the way I was mothered.
About this photo: I have a four-year old daughter and she is the main reason I had to seek help for my illnesses. She is my light and my hope. The photo I am submitting is her as she represents all that is good in my life. She is my shining star.
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