March 3, 2017

Please understand an anxiety disorder is much more than feeling a little nervous. Everyone gets nervous, but those kind of jitters aren't debilitating; anxiety can be. No matter how I try to explain this to some people, they don't get just how bad it...

February 21, 2017

For as long as I can remember I was anxious and around the age of 14, I slipped into clinical depression, which went untreated for years. Throughout high school I endured bullying on and off and just felt like an outcast. I had few friends and spent...

February 11, 2017

Motherhood and mental illness are two things that don't seem to go well together in most people's minds. The media typically paints a bleak picture by sharing tragic stories in which postpartum depression takes hold, resulting in mom and/or baby losi...

January 26, 2017

"Sometimes when I need a miracle, I look into my son's eyes and realize I already created one."

For as long as I can remember, I have always been trying to stay strong; trying to hold it together. As a mom with a mental illness, it can be very challen...

January 20, 2017

I found this poem that I wrote during the early 2000's during a period of deep depression. I post this because it reminds me that I have experienced extreme darkness numerous times, but I haven't let it keep me down. Life does get brighter with the r...

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"Life is complicated, messy and unpredictable, but we have to look for
the beauty in the disarray that is life." - Katie Gallo
Follow one woman's journey through the struggles and successes in life with bipolar disorder and anxiety.

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