When Christian was 8, his father took him from his mother in Mexico and brought him to the United States “for a better life.” It didn’t work out the way he hoped. “When my dad brought me here, that was a tough thing,” Christian recalls. “I didn’t want to be here. I didn’t speak the language and it was a completely different culture. I just wanted to go back home.” His early life in the United States was filled with trauma—most of which he doesn’t want to talk about. By the time he left high school, he was filled with anger, depression, and anxiety.