I've had my struggles in life. I've been depressed since being a teenager, but it's never caused me to attempt self harm. As daunting as what I'm up against seems, I've realized as I've grown older there are a lot of people worse off than me who I would not want to trade places with. This is not comforting to me. In fact, really being aware of the suffering in my city and throughout the world, is what is driving me to despair. I'm isolated right now and don't even really know anyone who is suffering badly. There is too much misery in the world, and I don't want to be part of it anymore for that reason.