Listen, Lucy: It all started...to be honest I really don't know where it started, it feels like I was a completely fine one day nothing wrong and then all of a sudden..

Listen, Lucy: It all started...to be honest I really don't know where it started, it feels like I was a completely fine one day nothing wrong and then all of a sudden I have an anxiety and depression disorder.

I've been dealing with this since the 7th grade when I was 13 and I am now 17 almost 18, and nothing has gotten easier, I've just learned was of dealing with it. I might not look "sick" but I most definitely feel it and it's hard to miss a number of days of school and when you go back have people ask you what was wrong or where have you been. Because you can't tell them the truth, even my close friends,why is that? If I was to say oh my anxiety was so bad I couldn't get out of bed, or my depression was so dark I couldn't talk to anyone! Why is that not allowed, especially in my generation? Why is it if someone has anxiety or depression they're asking for attention, or made fun of for it, or "weak" for having it? It's not our fault! I don't wish anxiety or depression on anyone, the feeling of not even being able to walk down the hallway, asking a question in class, being called on in class, talking to people, is something I never wish upon anyone.

I feel alone even though I know I'm not. What I want is for people not to shy away from mental health.