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Weathering the storm

  • Featuring: Billie Henderson
  • Date Submitted: Jul 15, 2022
  • Location: Oregon

Billie Henderson

Billie speaks about her struggles with depression and anxiety, which led to anorexia along with drug and alcohol abuse. She has also attempted to take her own life on several occasions. With the help of her supportive family, Billie has weathered the storm and her journey to wellness continues. Edit credit: Sean Collins



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  • Billie Henderson
  • Transgender
  • Trans
  • Mental Health
  • Eating disorder
  • Anorexia