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‘After the Storm’

By Anna Wakeman

UGA Undergraduate Student

"I have struggled with mental health issues for most of my life. In December of 2018, I couldn't take the pain anymore and I was receiving treatment after expressing my plan for suicide. I had to come back to school within a few weeks and pretend nothing happened. A few months later, I was starting to wish that I followed through with my plan. But then I realized that just because I had to go over a lot of hills in my life doesn't mean my life was always a struggle. I just needed to get over that hill, even if my transition to UGA was my largest hill yet. Shortly after this epiphany, I've found the song, "After the Storm" by Mumford and Sons, which is about the aftermath of a hardship. This song represents the resilience of a lifelong struggle that I am finally healing from."