Low Self Esteem too Print
Written by Red   

Well, thank you for existing! It was very validating to find you. When I was seven my mother had a "breakdown" and required electric shock therapy, and was not really able to care for me and my sister emotionally for over a year. Dad wasn't good at that either. The emotional neglect I suffered led to a lifetime of depression, low self esteem, and suicide attempts. I'm doing much better now at 44 thanks to a good therapist and finding the right antidepressant, but I thought it would be nice to talk to other "invisible" children- no one knew we suffered because the marks on our body were on the inside and not the outside.

Thank you for responding.
New York City