Selective Mutism

I found out I had Selective Mutism when I was about eight. My parents took me to a specialist in a city, and I was so nervous. I basically sat in a room alone while my parents talked to the doctor for the most part. The doctor had a daughter with Selective Mutism so she knew right away what was wrong with me. Teachers would try to correct my behavior and other kids thought I was a freak my whole life. I hated speaking so much that my stomach would hurt every single day. The anxiety was almost unbearable. I injured myself for the first time in elementary school because I did not want to go to school and deal with people. Every single day was a struggle and I think anxiety caused my depression.
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Jan 9, 2013