My Experience in a Mental Institution

what led me there and how I got out

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When I was about 12 years old, I started getting depressed. I was an adolescent obsessed with the thought of death.

It started with losing one of my best friends to suicide. He was depressed too. He had a complicated family life and eventually, after going into foster care, was sent to a mental institution.