By Cathy Albrigo as told to Kitty Rodriguez Photos by: Nicolas Heredia My younger brother and I weren’t very close until the last few months of his life, when he was struggling and I tried to be there for him. He was 18 when he committed suicide. I could never imagine how difficult it would […]

Death. It can happen to anyone, anytime, anywhere. My experience with losing someone is difficult to describe. I lost my grandpa a little over two years ago. He was and always will be a second dad to me. He was there for all of my achievements and games. He encouraged me and helped me realize […]

自11歲起我就有憂鬱症的傾向。我感覺很虛弱、記性減退並且沒有慾望做任何事。絕大部份的時間我都感覺悲傷並在夜晚哭泣入睡。 我以為這只是青少年階段必經的過程。 在那時我也因憂鬱無法完成回家作業。在腦中一片混亂無法專心學業。我的成績因此一落千丈,這讓我感到內疚。我知道父母因此對我失望。我的父親在矽谷工作成功,他不能想像我的處境,而且每當父母問我“為什麼看起來疲倦”,我只是簡短回答“我很好”,然後他們就不再追究。

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“I hate living here!” was carved into my bed. I would sit on the floor and stare at it for hours. We had just moved and I had to leave behind all the friends and the memories I had made. It was the end of my sixth grade year and I was just about to […]

It started in middle school, when I was around 11 years old. I started feeling weak, had memory lapses and had no motivation to do anything. I felt sad most of the time. I thought the sadness was a normal part of pre-teen angst. I often starved myself for attention from my parents and friends. […]

My parents and I like to tell stories. It’s a hobby of ours to reminisce on the bad old days to remind us how far we’ve come. Like a lot of students, those bad old days often got in the way of my schooling. While I kept up my grades, emotionally I was lost. It […]