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Billie Nordkil

Billie Nordkil

Name: Billie Nordkil
Age: 22
Year of the Fix: 2018
Location: Dumfries
Campaign: To teach children coping strategies when their mood is low.

When I was about seven years old I remember feeling a deep sense of self-hatred and worthlessness.

 

At the core of my being I believed I was a burden to everyone around me.

 

I spent quite a lot of my childhood feeling depressed and anxious then when I was 19 I made a serious attempt on my life. I was admitted to a psychiatric hospital where I was diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder.

 

If I had been able to talk about how I was feeling I wouldn't have reached crisis point.

 

I think it's really important children who are suffering are taught coping strategies from an early age. I hope parents and teachers will talk to kids about how they are feeling.

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