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The Human Aspect of Vanessa

After years of self-harm without removing the pain, suicidal thoughts took over my heart and mind. In my childhood I experienced abuse and I felt everyone could see that I was an abused child. When no one seemed to do anything about it my loneliness and self-hate grew, and to cope with my own truth I deeply repressed it. In my late teens, my past was triggered and It overwhelmed me with suppressed emotions to the point where I did not see any hope in life.

  • Abuse
  • Depression
  • Self-harm
  • Suicide

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