I’m going to get even more personal for this post as mental health (or lack thereof) is something I’ve been struggling with as of late. I’m not making this for sympathy, writing is my way of wrapping my mind around what’s going on while letting everyone else know about my experiences abroad, as well.

This last month and a half or so has been especially difficult for reasons I’d rather not get into. A series of emotional beatings on top of being away from my family and friends (don’t get me wrong, I have great friends here, but it’s not the same) has left me feeling really low. Although I seemed to perk up on my Italy trip, towards the end of my holiday and coming back to university was an extremely difficult time. I rarely found myself leaving my room, I lost my appetite, I couldn’t focus on anything and I was grossly oversleeping. I’ve never experienced anything quite like this before, so I sought out help.

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