First Generation Latina Reflection

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During my Junior Year of high school, I fell into an immense state of depression and was diagnosed with anxiety and attention deficit disorder. Anxiety destroyed my confidence and morphed minor problems into mountains that I dared not climb. My inability to focus and lack of energy further enlarged my issues, and impaired my belief that I could overcome this challenging time. Being a first generation Latina, stigma revolving mental health in our community made it difficult for my parents to understand how depression and anxiety impairs one 's ability to function. Because I refused to seek help, I lost all resilience and motivation to strive forward, and as a result, my grades and relationships suffered tremendously. This destructive path that
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