In the almost two years since my suicide attempt, I've opened up about most aspects of my life as a depressed teen to help others in similar situations.
But I've never shared this before.
I feel ready now, especially since I have a platform to reach out to today's youth. I touch on this subject when I speak to audiences about self-medicating or participating in risky behavior as it relates to depression. But until now, I haven't explained the personal side to it.
There are some great resources that support chastity in our over-sexed culture. Perhaps one of the best is the Chastity Project, founded by two people who have worked for many years speaking to hundreds of thousands of youth (and others)--Jason and Crystalina Evert. I want to thank them for giving me the opportunity to broach this subject with their wide readership. And the personal feedback I've received tells me that there are so many young people who relate to my story.
If you're interested in having me come out to your area to speak to teens and/or parents on the subject of chastity and depression, please complete the contact form to the right.