Katlin, 32, Arizona, US

“I’m a homemaker, and I live with Rapid Cycling Bipolar I Disorder, Panic Disorder with Agoraphobia, PTSD, fibromyalgia and chronic migraines. Vadim is my husband. He is also 32, a high school teacher, and lives with Major Depressive Disorder. We have been married for over 3 years now. Our illnesses are challenging because my husband comes from a family that does not believe in mental illness and my very supportive family lives many states away. But we do not let our illnesses define us or stop us in anything that we do. One big piece of advice that we have … Continue reading Katlin, 32, Arizona, US

Rebecca, 43, Michigan, US

“I was diagnosed with bipolar disorder at age 19. I suffer from borderline personality disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, PTSD, panic disorder, agoraphobia and I’m currently in recovery from self-injury. Every day is different for me. I can experience several days where I feel fine and then suddenly the depression will just take over. I experience anxiety regularly and without my medications, it would be impossible to manage. I deal with insomnia every night and at times, I’ll go days without sleeping. I often find that my manic episodes will result in several days without sleep as well. I’ve been self-injury … Continue reading Rebecca, 43, Michigan, US

Nathan, 23, Somerset, UK

“I know how it feels, to feel alone, to feel low, to feel like you have nothing and no one. To feel so scared that you do not even leave your front door to get your basic essentials, I have felt so depressed that I have not washed or fed myself, I have cut myself (self-harm) on several occasions and even tried to commit suicide a couple of times, you feel like you are the only person in the world that feels that way. I have both depression and anxiety to the point that I used to not leave my … Continue reading Nathan, 23, Somerset, UK

The founder: Kay

Hello! I’m Kay Ska (aka Karolina Szczypiorska;)), I’m 21 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, … Continue reading The founder: Kay