Mikayla’s Journey to Healing

Mikayla’s Journey to Healing

“During my freshman year of high school, I became depressed. I lost interest in things I loved, I lost friends, and I lost hope that I would be happy again.” Mikayla could never predict that her depression would lead to two years of self-harm. “Once turned into twice, and twice turned into ten times. Before I knew it, I was doing it every day.”
With each new day, Mikayla struggled to see how life could get better. Because of the music and uplifting messages found on Spirit FM, Mikayla found hope through Hannah Kerr’s song, “Warrior.” “My favorite line is ‘Every scar on my skin is a beautiful reminder of the moment when I didn’t give in and I walked through fire.’”
September 10, 2017 marks the last time Mikayla turned to self-harm. “I’m not proud of my decisions, but I’m not ashamed. My scars remind me that God will never leave me,” Mikayla says. “They remind me that Jesus died and experienced all the pain in the world so that we wouldn’t have to.”