- A little about me: I’m a 23 year old recent(ish) college grad. I’m a Filipino-American living in the sweltering heat of the Arizona desert. I went to a highly ranked high school and then went on to study journalism and film in college. I’m a sucker for all sorts of film, television, youtube and podcasts. Hufflepuff, nerdfighter, theatre geek.
- What is this blog: This blog is a place where I’ll post regular updates and reflections about my struggles with mental illness. I’d like for it to become a place where others can submit their stories and eventually a place where I hope to host my own original reporting on mental illness.
- Why: Depression is the biggest thing I have struggled with (hence the name) but I have also dealt with increasing anxiety over the past year as well as eating problems since high school. I’ve had a hard time admitting that fact to myself, let alone opening up to even my close friends about my struggles to ask for help. Writing things down helps me process and think through my emotions. As a journalist, this project gives me a chance to stretch my skills. I’d also like to think that somewhere, someone will find comfort or encouragement reading my words.