I am a late 30-something wife, Architectural Project Manager and most importantly, mom to a beautiful yet hormonal almost 12 year old girl. My passion is the outdoors (whether hiking, snowshoeing or gardening), reading, writing, and advocating for Mental Illness & Maternal Mental Health.
My history starts at the tender age of 14 and over the last 20+ years, I have been through 6 episodes of Major Depressive Disorder, 2 episodes of Extreme Generalized Anxiety Disorder, 2 hospitalizations, mild PTSD, Postpartum Depression, Postpartum Anxiety and a multitude of medications and therapies. Currently, I live with Persistent Depressive Disorder and Generalized Anxiety Disorder.
I am a repeat contributor to both Stigma Fighters and The Mighty. I have also been a guest blogger on Postpartumprogress.com, DepressedForALiving.com & Stigmama.org. In 2016 I was published in Stigma Fighter’s Anthology II, interviewed for an article in Esperanza Spring 2016 magazine and a contributing author for a book about Perinatal Mood Disorders, A Dark Secret. In May 2017, I was published in Stigma Fighters Anthology III. I will be in Stigma Fighters Anthology IV to be released September 2018.
In the works:
- Currently working on my 1st book ‘Rising Out Of The Ashes’ , a non-fiction book, recounting my 20+ year history with Mental Illness
- Starting my first fiction book about a woman’s struggle with Mental Illness and her inner battle to decide whether to live or die.