Narrative/Creative Essay. The topic of my struggle with mental illness: depression and anxiety. How it affected me all my three years high school. What i struggled with: school, teachers, grades, peer pressure with drug intake, skipping/ditching classes and friendships within school. Church how it changed me and showed me real friends. How my home life was not good and toxic. How its a fight everyday to try my best and not give in to depressive and anxious thoughts/feelings. how I try to improve myself each day and how it took a toll on me through quarantine and online school.