Hello! I’m Kay Ska (aka Karolina Szczypiorska;)), I’m 22 and currently live in North West, UK.
I made this blog (it was actually just a FB page at the start which actually got deleted, that’s why I moved onto the blog! Current; Facebook page) in November 2015. Back then I was in a really bad place myself but I really wanted to help, educate others on mental health and try to get rid of all the stigma around it.
I’ve experienced mental health issues for most of my life (anxiety being the main one, agoraphobia, panic disorder, depression, eating disorder, self-harm, body dysmorphia & OCD), however, I haven’t got proper help until last year (which is when I found out that all those MH issues (most of them, if not all) have been caused by PTSD). I’ve always been told that I was too young to have depression or be anxious, that it’s just my hormones, that there’s nothing to be depressed/anxious about.. There is so much of stigma attached to mental health that I tried to ignore my mental health problems for as long as I possibly could. And let’s just say that wasn’t the best thing I did.
This is why I created this blog, to show people that no matter what age, gender or background you’re from, it can affect you (or someone you know)! It’s okay to talk! Your story is so important!
I’m extremely passionate about spreading the mental health awareness, as well as helping people in any way I possibly can and by sharing my and many others story on this blog.
There isn’t a certain look to us who live with mental illnesses.
*Founder of Healing Journey
*Worth Living Ambassador
~UK Blog Awards Highly Commended in Health and Social Care category 2017 & Winner in Health and Social Care category 2018
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