Hi, I'm Luke D. Maxwell...
...and I had undiagnosed Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) for four years. On December 3, 2012, when I was 16, I survived a serious suicide attempt (watch my story video for more details). After being treated for depression, I'm in recovery. My goal on this site and in my daily life is to reach out to other teens who suffer from depression and self-harm, tell them that I understand, and that they do matter.
Your life is precious. You count. You can't be erased.
If you want to contact me for any reason, fill out the form below and I'll respond by email as soon as possible. (I value your privacy and will never share your information or message publicly without your explicit permission. However, if you or your friend are actively suicidal, I urge you to call 9-1-1, the suicide hotline at 1-800-273-8255, or tell your parents.)