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My name is Dontá Hughes. I am 37 years old. I am married and a father of 5. I am originally from Chicago, now living in Chaska, Mn. I was born on the south side of Chicago and lived there until the age of 14. We then moved to the west side of Chicago and lived there until moving to Minnesota in 2007.
I have battled with depression since the age of 14. I have attempted suicide 5 times. Thankfully God had better plans for me. I advocate for mental health awareness. This is an important part of my life. I would like to get in touch with people that deal with depression, PTSD, anxiety, etc. A good mentor would've been perfect in my youth.
I grew up with a horrible temper, that I learned to control. I enrolled in a 19-week anger management program and upon completion, I volunteered for a year and a half. This program forced me to deal with a lot about myself. Dealing with yourself is one of the most rewarding things that you can do for yourself. I have started to be a mentor for our youth. My goal is to help people before they go too far. There are things that our youth go through that they are not willing to talk about. We need to reassure them that they have options to talk about what's going on with them. My goal is to start my own business so that I can do this full time. I didn't have many role models or people that would've understood what I was going through when I was younger. I want to reach as many people as possible to let them know that they are not alone. My family has dealt with racism here in Chaska and now I'm working on building more unity within my community. Racism and bullying happen everywhere. It breaks my heart when a child commits suicide because of these horrid issues. If you would like to know more, willing to tell your story, dealing with some of these problems, or need some unprofessional help, send me a message. Let's start saving children's lives. I am not selling anything through this website. I simply want to create awareness, conversations, and healing. Thank you for your time.
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