I joined the I'm glad you stayed project because mental health has always been affecting my life. I thought that I was so stupid and nobody would understand. This stigma surrounding mental health and suicide really got to me. I struggled with really bad depression for years, and right before I turned 16, I made a suicide attempt. My parents figured it out and I was taken to the hospital. I was so angry at them. But as I was in the hospital I began to feel grateful. Being even a little bit close to dying, I became grateful to be alive. After the hospital I began to realize that there IS hope and there IS a light at the end of the seemingly never ending dark tunnel. So, because I know how hard it can be to find your way out of that tunnel, I want to do whatever I can to help other people out. I let people in and became so grateful for those around me, realizing that the idea that surrounds mental health being bad, is just made up. So I want to make a change in that. I've decided to dedicate my life to mental health and I am going to become a psychologist. Mental health matters just as much as anything else!