When I decided to start this blog it was with the sole intention of starting a more in-depth conversation about chronic mental illnesses such as depression and anxiety. I wanted to dive deep into the real low moments it brings and the high moments that make us forget.
I am not a medical professional. I am a patient.
Although my intention is help others with this same disease, it’s important to remember that my advice and methods are what have worked for me.
I grew up in the small town in Washington State, with my two older brothers and my wonderful parents. Growing up, I was bullied in school, and that at the age of 12, I was diagnosed with chronic depression and anxiety. After a couple of years of therapy, I learned how to respond and work around the negativity of the world. I did dance and took classical vocal training for many years.
At 18 I moved out to California with the idea that I would pursue Acting. After a year and a half, I moved back home and attempted to figure out what to do academically. Two community colleges and one vocational school later, I still haven’t been able to pin point my desires.