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Abbie F

Abbie F

Name: Abbie Foster
Age: 20
Year of the Fix: 2016
Location: Norwich, East Anglia
Campaign: To show that it's possible to recover from depression

I started self-harming when I was 13 after being bullied by kids at school.

 

It started with just flicking myself hard with a bobble on my wrist whenever I felt upset.

 

I don’t think I realised it back then, but I was using it as a coping mechanism.

 

It wasn’t until two years ago that I made a conscious decision to stop, after finding out about singer Demi Lovato’s own battle with depression.

 

I knew that if she could beat it, with all the pressures she faces in the spotlight, then I could too.

 

I needed someone to tell me that life gets better, and that someone was Demi Lovato.

 

Now I want to share my story too. The more people hear that recovery is possible, the more people are likely to believe it.

 

With Fixers, I’ve created a set of cards which encourage positive thoughts to help on the path to recovery.

Here is a list of Fixers helping me with this Fix:

 

Rebecca Williams

Rianne Francis

Michael Charlish

Holly Morley

 

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