The writer shares her journey with depression and self-harm through the past couple of years. She calls for self-acceptance and ends her story with a powerful message
The writer talks about a difficult time in her life when depression and loneliness dominated her life and made keeping her social life and going to school difficult to impossible for her. She also talks about the help she received from roommates and common misconceptions about depression she encountered.
The writer experiences depression as a something awful lurking in the dark, being stuck in a deep pit and being overwelmed by a sumo wrestler she has to carry around everywhere. Yoga practice, friends and an open attitude brought here some relief and courage to face life again.