I can remember, vaguely, being 9 years old. It was 2002, Enrique, Shakira and Atomic Kitten were dominating the charts. I was in year 5 (I was a baby of the year) and I was already excited to get to high school in two years time (God knows why, as soon as I started I couldn’t wait to get to college…oh the vicious cycle of education)
More to the point, I was, luckily and as far as I can remember, a happy 9 year old. I had a few years to go before my mental health deteriorated. However, unfortunately for some, mental health has a way of affecting peoples lives before they are old enough to understand it, and before they even finish their childhood.