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  • My best friend used to always ask me to teach him how to swim, but I never did because I was too lazy.

  • He drowned in September.

  • [What is your darkest secret?]

  • [People anonymously wrote their biggest secrets, and we ask strangers to read them aloud.]

  • Being born in America to immigrant parents, sometimes I am ashamed of my family's broken English when I am out in public.

  • My biggest regret is saying I wouldn't cry if my mom died.

  • She was given two years to live if her health continued the way it was going, and I was too much of an angsty, self-centered teenager to worry about anyone but myself.

  • I feel the pressure to do well in school and to get into a good college.

  • I wish grades didn't have to define someone's worth.

  • I started getting depressed when my parents eventually split up.

  • I never see my dad anymore, and I have a lot of pressure from my mom to succeed.

  • Yeah ...

  • I went to a very competitive school.

  • Performance was essentially like a source of validation, so I totally understand where he's coming from, because my school is kind of crazy.

  • I'm ashamed of my body, but I tell other people to love themselves.

  • I'm actually very active on social media.

  • It can be a lot of pressure, 'cause maybe I post something and it seems like I'm very happy, but deep down, I'm not having the best day.

  • And there's times where I would feel ashamed of sharing it.

  • When I was four until I was six years old, I was molested by a babysitter.

  • And when I told my father, he told me to be quiet about it.

  • He said that as a female, my body is for men.

  • This idea has stuck with me ever since.

  • First and foremost, I'd tell them it's not their fault, also tell them that like it is a fight, learning how to understand and to really internalize that like, you are your own person, and like your body is yours and yours alone.

  • My whole life I've been made to feel like I was undeserving of love.

  • Both from myself and others, and I'm afraid that part of me believes them.

  • Aw man, this one hits.

  • When I was about 12 or 13, I realized what the word rape meant, and I just broke down.

  • I remembered what had happened to me, and it finally made sense to me, and the fact that I was rejected from my own family, especially from my mom, led to depression.

  • I had nobody to talk to.

  • I can't even imagine.

  • I think because there's always a question of "Oh, like what could I have done to avoid this?""Oh, I should have seen the signs," "I should have stepped up," "I should have said something."

  • But at the same time, you never know how you're going to react until you're in a situation like that, and sometimes it's completely out of your control.

  • Hey guys, this is Jason from Jubilee here.

  • Thank you so much for watching that video.

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  • We're really excited to be partnering with BetterHelp because personally, I really believe in the power of therapy, and I believe that there's never any shame in saying, "I need help," you know, "I need support."

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My best friend used to always ask me to teach him how to swim, but I never did because I was too lazy.

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