"My name is Megan, I am 39 years old and live in Minneapolis, MN.
I have delt with anxiety and depression most of my life. My parents divorced when I was 12 and have been in and out of counseling and on and off meds since. I would have suicidal thoughts from time to time, but thought I would never act on them. Until one day in 2015 I decided I didn't want to live in this world anymore. I felt the weight of the world on my shoulders and couldn't take it anymore. I overdosed on sleeping pills and alcohol in a casino hotel, so my mom wouldn't find me. I spent over 2 weeks in the hospital. It has been a trying journey, bit I am slowly but surely finding myself again. Depression runs in my family. My father has a history of being suicidal, and just this March my brother killed himself the day before his 16th birthday. I now feel the reason I am still here is to speak out to others who may be suffering as I did. You are not alone. Reaching out for help is the first step in healing/recovering. Please take to someone, anyone." @mkortemeier