Meet Caroline McKeown, who is sharing her #iAM1N5 story of living with generalized anxiety disorder and her experience with depression and suicidal thoughts in the past. She was diagnosed with anxiety at 13-years-old but remembers feeling anxious since childhood.
When she was in 7th grade, she was harassed by a classmate and reported him to the administration. When he found out, he began bullying her and lowering her self-worth. She developed depression and suicidal thoughts and believed for a long time that she was a burden on others. In 8th grade, she began going to therapy, and it helped her realize how to love and accept herself.
Caroline wants anyone living with mental illness to know that they are not alone and that they are not their illness!