Man, I don’t even know where to start… My childhood was all okay until middle school. I guess you can say puberty and changes was going through my body along with getting bullied and criticized for doing bad in school.  In high school it only got worse. Freshman year was alright until sophomore year came, and it was terrible. I transferred schools to play basketball and to be with my ex, but it turned out I didn’t even make the team because of the rule in Illinois, and my grades were dropping because I was constantly sad. Junior year was the pandemic and instantly fell into deep depression.  My parents didn’t even understand at all, they would think I’m lazy and not doing anything to help myself. I have videos of them talking down on me. My ex left me at my lowest point. I listened to juice 24/7 because I connected to all his songs for real. Senior year (now) it got worse to be honest. I’m not even going to graduate on time and my parents say I’m a bum and lazy, but I need mental help because I’m suffering. I’m just praying for better days.

-Mareon