Perhaps silly or dramatic, or neither, but I didn’t think I was ever going to make it out of that place. I sank deeper and deeper into that specific brand of void and when I finally emerged I was left with a stain from the experience, taking the form of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. The body is an odd thing. After spending a while in survival mode, physical manifestations from emotions can appear. For me, this was intense stress and fear causing migraines. The longest migraine I have ever had, directly from the aforementioned living arrangement, lasted 2 months straight. 60 days. 1,440 hours. 86,400 minutes. During that year, I lost almost all of my friends (and sanity) - my grades dropped; I slept during the day because I was too afraid to close my eyes at night.