I didn’t take mental health seriously until I was about 12 years old. At that time, it was the 1st AND the last time I ever considered taking my own life…I was temporairly living in a California group home, I was going through a breakup, I had a bad roomie, I felt lonely and I really missed my family. I never took any steps to pursue it, but for me, it was JUST the fact that I had that very brief thought as a child. I reflect back and understand the importance of that moment in time, but also my mental health at the time. No kid should EVER think that their life is not good enough to warrant living. This is why we need to normalize taking care of our mental health, while constantly checking in on ourselves, and get rid of the stigmas that come with getting help. For me, talking to a therapist was what I needed to get myself right.
I made this playlist to reflect that time and emotions. I’ve had a therapist basically all my life. It started off as family therapy and as I got older it was just one on one. It remained this way until 2018, when I finally stopped going. I felt like I was healthy and genuinely happy. I still work on my mental health. I constantly check in with myself, and I try to stay self aware and in-tune with my feelings. Listening to music and being in nature really helps!