My daughter Mikaela Law is a fifteen year old sophomore. She has struggled with depression throughout her teen years. Mikaela has worked very hard to find her way back to happy, and has made it her life mission to help and encourage other teens that are struggling with depression too.
Mikaela believes that she is here to help others and speaks to kids and groups about her experiences and struggles. Mikaela travels to schools, youth conferences, and Youth Events sharing her story with others, spreading the message that " It does get better". It is amazing how after every event a teen will come up and thank her for sharing her story, and how much it helped them realize they are not alone. Depression will be a lifelong battle for Mikaela, but I find her work in the community is a form of therapy for her. I think by sharing her feelings it helps make it not so "taboo" and she realizes that there is a huge need for her and others to continue to reach out to teens and young adults.
County: James City Virginia, USA
School: Warhill High School
You are so amazing! Personally, I suffer with depression as well and these last few months have been so crazy for me, and I'm still recovering. After reading your story it helped me because it's finally from someone who gets it, who really understands what it's like and how hard it is. You encourage me to keep fighting in hopes that it will get better. Thank you so much you are so amazing and what you're doing is wonderful. Post a Reply