My name is Tyler (he/him/his) , new time student at PRIDE School Atlanta, long time supporter. This school has been a big help to me with my social life and mental wellbeing. Before PRIDE I went through a ton of stuff no one should have to go through such as, grief, bullying, and much, much more that has changed me in negative ways, and maybe positive. Even if I STILL go through these problems, I finally have my family to pull me together. When I go out in public, I have the fear I’m gonna see someone i knew from my old school, anxiety attacks, and first, i had no one to go in these situations. At the school i have already made friends, and when i get in those anxious situations in public or in private, i can go to one of them ,and they CARE. They are my brothers and my sisters. My best friends. My safe group. Going to them with my problems is easy because i can trust them and they can trust me, and they know it to. Without PRIDE, neither me or anyone else here would probably feel 100% safe. 100% Comforted. 100% FREE TO BE US. And I love that.