Sarika grew up trying to please those around her in order to feel worthy. Her attempts to maintain a perfect image ultimately led to self harm and a suicide attempt. Therapy helped her discover the power of understanding and working through her emotions. Sarika hopes to inspire others to accept themselves for who they are and to appreciate each and every quality they possess.
Significant childhood trauma and not understanding how to manage what she was feeling, Kristen turned to substance misuse and self-harm to mask the pain. After going to treatment and learning how to replace her negative coping skills with positive ones, Kristen proves it’s never too late or too early to get the help you need.
Hiding his anxiety and depression behind a mask of “the kid who has it all,” Jordan turned to drinking to cope and eventually attempted to take his life. Today, Jordan is a messenger of hope who teaches that although we can’t choose the things that happen to us, we CAN choose how we cope with them.
His perfect life and go-with-the-flow attitude in high school did not follow him to college, where Lucas developed depression that became so severe he couldn’t eat. Recovery inspired him to help other teens having the same experience, letting them know there is always hope, and that there is a wonderful life on the other side of depression.
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