Being a teenager is hard — but being a teenager with a mental illness is even harder.
My mother was the first one to notice my symptoms. She forced me to see a psychologist at 16 years old because she found marijuana in my bag. The psychologist explained that I was just a normal teenager experimenting during my teenage years. A year later, I was admitted into an adolescent psychiatric hospital where I was diagnosed with PTSD and depression, given some medication, and sent home. Three months later, I graduated from high school with honors and a full scholarship to college.
Not long after the start of my freshman year, I decided to drop out and lost my scholarship as a result. My mother was the first to notice that, again, something was wrong. This time I was sent to see a psychiatrist.
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