My names Taylor, I go by Tay mostly. My pronouns are they/them and I identify as a lesbian. I’ve struggled with my mental health for as long as I can remember, and my first hospital stay was when I was 15. I’ve been in 4 different hospitals, a total of 5 times over the last 8 years. Since my last hospital stay I have started a mental health page called You Deserve To Eat, and I’m writing a cookbook designed for people who struggle with their mental health. I’ve decided that my experiences are important, and worth sharing and maybe they’ll help someone along the way. I am joining the I’m Glad You Stayed Project because I believe that every single person deserves to be reminded that we see their struggle, and we’re proud of them for staying when they didn’t feel like they could. My life’s mission is to tell everyone I can get to that they’re important, they’re worthy of a long happy life, and that I’m glad they’re here. I’m so happy I’m still here, and I’m happy that I get to share my story with others.