My background includes nearly two decades of mental illness ranging from high school for social anxiety, to a psychiatric hospitalization, to continuing struggles to this day. I grappled a lot with the purpose of my life and often experienced suicidal ideations.
I was working and living solidly for a while; stable, but still hurting. I hit an endpoint in 2018 when I tried living with roommates in a city near home. It was one of my worst living experiences ever, including living on my own in college.