I moved to another country for university. Everything in my life back home seemed to be falling apart and on top of that I had to learn to live on my own, take care of myself and manage a very heavy program and deal with my recently diagnosed ADHD. I lost 20 pounds from starving myself, had a suicide note written and used to tie a belt around my neck and put it into a hook way more times than I would like to admit, just hoping that one day I would have the guts to do it. I was falling way behind on my course and would’ve likely failed out if I kept going at that rate. I started fighting for myself. If I had nothing to lose what could it hurt by trying. I went to the gym as often as I could. Got closer with the people I met here. Made a meal plan to keep and follow. Started focusing my mind on studying and working towards my future. Today, I have officially finished my first year of med school having passed the exams nearly 10% above the class average. I am in the best shape I have ever been in. My friends and family are waiting for me back home and I have so many ideas and plans to be able to help more people who need it and are struggling. Best of luck to all of you struggling. We all have the strength within us, it’s just about finding it.

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