“The scariest moment is always just before you start.”
― Stephen King
Eliminating The Stigma Against Mental Health, One Story At A Time.
People have told me that being in your 20’s is far too young to have anything to ‘be depressed about‘ – I wholeheartedly disagree.
Sometimes it feels that to have your feelings taken seriously, you must first fit certain criteria set by others. It can often lead to this sense of loneliness and feeling like no one really cares.
This is just part of the stigma that I, and many others, endure on a daily basis, and it’s costing lives.
My personal goal is to do what I can to change this, through informing with first person stories and supporting, well, pretty much everyone, because we all have mental health and it does not discriminate.
This blog is to share a perspective of what it is like to live with mental illness, through the bad days, the good days, relapses, and recovery. I hope that these stories give a sense of comfort to any reader who feels alone.
[Please note that most of my writing comes with a trigger warning due to the sensitive nature of the topics]