When making friends means being exploited

This fear is a part of me now, and somehow I’ll just have to make my peace with that.

My first trip to CAPS, then the ER

“Hi, my name is Leo. I’m a student at Northwestern University. And I suffer from serious depression-like symptoms.” This is part two of my ongoing project to write out my personal history in an effort to untangle the emotional history and stressors of my life. Read Part One: Three, two, one: What do I do… Continue reading My first trip to CAPS, then the ER

Three, two, one: What do I do when I fall in love with another boy?

I was 13 when I first thought about killing myself. I know it was that age only because I remember a specific detail that couldn’t have occurred when I got any older. After my sister, Lisa, moved to college when I was 14, I left the bedroom at the back of our third-floor 3-bedroom apartment,… Continue reading Three, two, one: What do I do when I fall in love with another boy?