I was thinking earlier in the week that around this time 10 years ago I was struggling massively. I have come back a decade later to answer this question - yes, I was lucky.
I thought that life was not worth living anymore, and that I had wasted my chances to become better than what I was. That was not true. There are too many things to list that I would have missed out on if I had not been prevented from hanging myself by a complete stranger.
Here is a few of the things I would have never got to experience:
1. Getting into unversity to study Mental Health Nursing.
2. Seeing my nephew grow up.
3. Learning to drive.
4. Meeting my ex-girlfriend. We may have broken up now, but that was a really fantastic time in my life.
5. Ayr United winning the league in 2017/18.
I was in my early 20s when I posted that. The idea that nothing positive will happen in your life when you're that young is ridiculous. It's never too late for good things to happen.
It's going to eventually become my job to promote recovery in other people's lives. I know that recovery from mental illness is possible, because I am evidence of that.
If you're struggling, don't give up. You have so much to offer, no matter who you are or how you feel.