Born on April 5, 1998, I, Laceigh Alvis, was diagnosed with lactose intolerant. At the age of 4, I was sent to a children's hospital for intestinal problems. Diagnosed with severe Chrons disease, I had trouble going to school like others. Growing up, I would see people bully others. I am one of the many voices who have been bullied. I was never a straight A student. I had trouble concentrating in school. As soon as I turned 15, my mother noticed something strange. I finally had to admit my deepest darkest fear to her. I had to admit that I had cut myself and had attempted suicide. She didn't listen. She went inside and sat with her boyfriend. As soon as everybody went to bed that night, I didnt. I would get out a razor and start to harm myself. At school, every day, I was constantly getting bullied. I was getting called names, getting picked on, and threatened. My mothers friend offered to take me to a doctor. The doctor had diagnosed me with severe depression and severe social anxiety. She put me on medicine. It barely helped. We went back 2 weeks later. She looked at me, didn't notice a difference, and put me on a higher dose. my 16 birthday came alone and I didn't have a birthday party. I got to stay at home and enjoy the sun and Facebook. My mom was busy paying attention to my twin sister and worrying about taking her to get her license and take her to lunch. I had to make my lunch. I always isolated myself from the outside world. I was scared of others. I didn't speak to anybody but they would speak about me to others. Pain, sleepless nights, depression, and suicidal thoughts. I felt alone. Until I moved. I move to Highland, Illinois. A small town near St.Louis, Missouri. Highland high school, I thought, was going to be amazing and wonderful! I thought my life was going to turn upside down for the best. Boy was I wrong. I was constantly threatened. I was constantly put down. I had only 1 real friend whom turned her back on me. I was honestly alone. I had nobody. Until I met a guy. 4 hours away in Fort Knox, Kentucky, my dream guy belongs to the U.S Army. I've been looking for someone like him. He spoils me rotten. He always watches out for me and when he notices I'm depressed, he holds me close. When he does, I feel safe. Now, we're happily engaged and proud to announce our pregnancy. I believe God had sent him to me to help me through my rough past and start heading me towards a bright future. I am 17 years old. My name is Laceigh Mae Alvis. I was bullied at school when I was younger. I tried to commit suicide. I believe that we all can make a difference towards the bullies! I believe if we stand up for others and ourselves, we can come together as one to stop the hate and start the love! We can break the silence!
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