Category Archives for "People of OC"

September 6, 2019

For more than four years, I was emotionally and mentally unstable. Although I learned valuable lessons and met amazing people in the process, my college experience was a catalyst for these negative thoughts about myself. I went through a hard transition after leaving my family for college and realizing I wasn’t one of the smartest […]

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July 16, 2019

Lylybeth, Fullerton

I was 17 years old when I realized that I was in an unhealthy, toxic relationship. When you’re young, you really don’t pay attention to the red flags everyone keeps warning you about. I was pretty naïve thinking I could change my ex-boyfriend to become a better person and be his savior. It started with […]

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May 8, 2019

Amanda, Fullerton

Everyday for the past 11 years, I have felt misunderstood. I was vocal about my depression (and the thoughts I had) but I previously was told that there was no way that “someone like me” could be depressed. I was the extroverted, sassy one that had the ability to do anything. To others I was […]

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March 15, 2019

At about the age of 14, I started to cut myself. I was in a dark place for all of the childhood trauma I was exposed to. I didn’t know how to cope and as a result, I resorted to cutting myself because I was able to do it in areas that I could hide […]

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