Back in November, when life felt pretty normal, college students participated in a speaker series called “This Is My Brave” on campuses across the Boston area, sharing their mental health challenges.
Twenty-five-year-old Ali Gold from Medfield told an audience at Tufts University how as a teenager she struggled with anxiety, obsessive compulsive, eating and bi-polar disorders. After high school, Ali said she felt so lost, overwhelmed and unfulfilled that she began cutting herself. Then one night six years ago, she overdosed on prescription pills.
“I wrote a suicide note to comfort and apologize to my family and friends,” she said,