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I was at my lowest having mental breakdowns almost every night for the last 2 years, I was constantly thinking of death and how I am useless and not worth living. I was very harsh on myself, blaming myself for other people's actions.


I was abused and sexually assaulted and I thought it was my fault and I deserved it. I had so much pain from traumas that I was not aware of. I was deeply hurt and I couldn't, with all my strength, lift myself up.

After the sessions w FHFM I am much better, I can comfort myself and navigate my feelings better, I amended a lot of the harsh words that I used to label myself with. I am much kinder now to myself, I can recognize that so many things happened or still happening that are out of my control I don't have to take its heavy weight on my shoulders.

I am working on building my self-esteem and for the first time in my life I am working on establishing a healthily daily routine.

my mental health is a work in progress and now I have the main keys/skills to keep myself in relatively good state.

I actually made goals in the future that I am looking forward to achieve!

The most rewarding moment was when I recognized that my abuse and sexual assault was not my fault, all the hatred towards myself is gone.

And the most challenging was to be kinder, be less critical to myself and put my needs first.

I would like to add that my therapist made me feel safe and they made sure to make me feel heard and understood, they were supportive and kind, I am truly thankful that I had the chance.

Updated: May 24

I heard about FHFM from a YouTuber when I was searching for LGBT comforting videos. I was feeling extremely tired and severely depressed. I even had dark thoughts and suicidal ideation (I wanted to end my life at 35). To make it brief, my mental state was significantly going downhill. Physically I was fine.


I honestly feel like I was reborn again with a new perspective of life. My depression has got much better and I view life in a more optimistic lens, even though I'm still in a place that would ruin my life or kill me for just being LGBT. Overall, my mental health has improved dramatically.


I had issues with regard to asking for help and reconciling my sexual identity. Those are no longer the case, I have fully accepted myself and I gained a new understanding of a couple of things which I had a very bad experience with them.


I really liked my experience [in therapy w FHFM] as a whole and I had no problem with it. I only wish I done it earlier in my life. I liked that I didn't feel judged and crazy for voicing my thoughts. I had someone who gave me guidance and encouraged to do better and to be easy on myself when I make any mistake.


[The most challenging part of therapy was] talking about my family and my relationship with them. It's hard to think that the people who we call family could kill without a thought or care for the simple fact that you are not straight. It's heartbreaking to realize that fact.


Thank you Free Hearts Free Minds, Yasmine, and everyone involved. I'm forever grateful ♥️.

Updated: Jan 27

Being an ExMuslim in Bangladesh is horrible. First your parents stop loving you, family members belittle you, friends make fun of you and insult you. No one appreciated me being an atheist.


I used to feel very down and negative about life. I thought my life was coming to an end. I would get flashbacks of my traumatic experiences. At times I felt like to killing myself and putting an end to the suffering. My mental health was really bad, due to my depression, I wasn't getting better physically.


After my sessions with Free Hearts Free Minds, now I'm feeling better. I'm thinking about a bright future. I want to feel like doing something productive. I have a positive mindset to do something with my life, I can't let it go to waste. My mental and physical health are ok and getting better gradually.


So many things changed, before I would get anxiety and fear. Now I'm replacing them with positive thoughts. I started seeing possible opportunities whereas few months back I felt like I'm trapped in a dark place. The experience is making me more strong, giving me strength to do something for fellow people like me.