This was something I had shared at my graduation from the clinic. It sums up what I was feeling and, with the help of fellow warrior Dylan Ames, I was able to put those thoughts into a poem. I hope that it radiates with you all and gives you some hope today, as it has for me.

_How long I have waited to be relinquished from the suffering, the hurt.To finally overcome this costly war waging within me, this soul-sucking darkness.How long I have endured its choki