My name is Devon. I was a victim of peer pressure. I’d seen other kids doing certain things so I joined along. I was generally concerned with what others thought, more than what I thought about myself.
My search for approval has lead to the loss of my own identity in the process. I have difficulty accepting personal criticism...and become angry when criticized. I have an addictive personality and am driven to extremes.
At NHY...There is one girl ... I can see, and feel, that she has a lot on her mind. Don’t get me wrong, other girls here have a lot on them too, but ... she just has so much. I can’t say her name, but I am going to call her "Sammy".
Life is crazy. It’s basically like a roller coaster. It has its ups and downs. I can remember how I was when I first came to NHY. I was bad. Even though I haven’t changed a lot, I am changing a little bit and that’s all that matters.