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Youth Eastside Services offers hope at Invest in Youth breakfast

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Youth speaker Mason

See photos and more from the 2017 Invest in Youth Breakfast.

Mason Bernardo stood on stage to read a message he wishes he had written to himself several years earlier, when he was still identifying as female.

“Girl, you’ve got a hell of a ride ahead of you.”

Bernardo was diagnosed with depression, anxiety and was mired in an abusive relationship. He resorted to self-harm, learning the names of the doctors in the emergency room when he went in for slashing his wrists more than one time. Read the full story in the Bellevue Reporter.

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