**Warning: this story contains frank discussions of mental health, anxiety, self-hatred, and suicidal ideation. If you or someone you know is struggling, know there is help, and click here for assistance. Don’t listen to your Jeremy.**

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There’s a worm inside my head. At least that’s how I’m thinking about it lately. A real friggin’ jerk of a thing it is, too. I’m calling the worm Jeremy, because anthropomorphizing things…