Before I say anything, I want to say that this has NOTHING to do with abortion. I am pro-choice, NOT pro-life.
I'm not sure if a lot of people know this because I don't like to talk too deeply about my past, but I have had so many suicide attempts in the past that I've lost count. However, it has been more than a year since I last tried to kill myself, and now that medication and therapy have helped, I no longer feel suicidal, and I consider myself to be a happy person.
I used to be afraid to tell anyone outside the medical profession that I had mental illness. But things are different now. I am motivational speaker for NAMI (The National Alliance for Mental Illness), so I figured if I could tell people I've never met before about myself, I might as well do this now. I don't want to hide the fact that I have Schizoaffective Disorder and a history of suicide attempts (Schizoaffective Disorder is a combination of symptoms of schizophrenia combined with an affective disorder, meaning a type of depression. My type is major depression.) I'm glad don't have to hide that.
This also represents the fact that I don't want to hide the fact that I'm bisexual. Even though I am incredibly open about it now, there was a time I was in the closet and confused. Trust me, it wasn't fun. Now that I am out of the closet, I refuse to go back or deny who I really am. I think people respect my bisexuality more because I don't let anyone throw intentional insults at me about it.
I rarely put up any pictures of me on deviantART, but that is actual photo of me.