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About Me

I am an aspiring YouTuber who wants to share videos and a message that no matter how hard you have had it. YOU HAVE THE POWER to change your circumstances and make YOUR LIFE WHAT YOU WANT IT TO BE!

A bit about me...

At the age of 12 or 14 (around there), I was diagnosed with depression and I have struggled with depression ever since (now mid-thirties). I spent the majority of my school life being punished for my mistakes, how I acted and frankly who I was.

I began smoking pot on a regular basis at the age of 15-16. At this age, I was also smoking cigarettes daily. At 17 I found party drugs and I thought I had found the answer I was looking for to feel better about myself. I managed to finish high school..just. I found employment after school in hospitality only to find that binge drinking and hard drugs were the norm. This fuelled my addictions and was making my addictions larger than life.

At 21 I was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis (MS). This scared the shit out of me. I didn't even know what MS was but I knew it was serious. I started making regular trips to the hospital due to MS relapses and I did not change my lifestyle if anything I started partying harder and drinking more.

At 24 I was in full addiction using every single day, not buying food or paying rent just buying drugs and using (it's as sad and foul as it sounds) No glam here!!! At 24 I was also diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD). 

At 25 I checked myself into rehab and through ups and downs attempted to regain control of my life. I came out of addiction and rehab homeless. Here I was FIGHTING FOR MY LIFE and felt I had nowhere to turn.

After getting clean and sober life did not simply return to normal like the movies. I was at the bottom of Mt. Everest looking up at an overwhelming load of toxic behaviours, habits and thoughts I now had to heal. 

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Amy Lauren

Social worker with lived experience
 

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