author of the Undelightened Series
“You cannot feel empowered without feeling love.”
I was sixteen when I was diagnosed, so with a stubborn, immature outlook on my disease, there was nothing graceful about the way I coped. Drinking; pretending I was fine until I convinced myself that the lie was true; ignoring my therapist; and repeatedly choosing to push my meds to the back of the top drawer and do my best to forget about them. All of it led to further issues, and away from the person I like to believe I am today.