On tonight's episode of "If You Really Knew Me," we met Matthew, an isolated kid that just couldn't connect with his classmates or family. During Challenge Day, he released a lot of of pent-up emotion, and at the end, found a way to bond with his peers. Below, check out our follow-up with him.
Before Challenge Day, I shut myself off from people, but the experience helped me trust others and now I'm open and outgoing. Also, Devin and I stopped avoiding each other at school, and we're on better terms. Overall, Challenge Day changed my perspective for the better. I realized that everyone has a backstory, and I'm now more understanding and willing to help anybody that needs someone to listen.
As far as my past suicidal thoughts, they are extinct. I'm a proud supporter of To Write Love On Her Arms, a nonprofit that helps people struggling with depression, and I plan on partaking in TWLOHA Day this year.