I'm 16 years old and I've struggled with depression and self harm for several years now. Even when I pushed everyone away, my bestfriend stood there right by my side through everything. Loving myself just hasn't been an option to me since the beginning. But slowly she pushed me to start even the slightest bit, even if it was incredibly hard. The past week had been abnormally rough on me and she knew that. I got a text from her in the morning saying "I know you've been having it rough but I just wanted you to know how much I love you and how much you mean to me. I left a surprise in your car". As I looked in there was the first picture we ever had together and a key bracelet that had love engraved on it. She's the reason that I am who I am. She saw that I needed love and that's exactly what she gave me.