Discussion of news topics with a point of view, including narratives by individuals regarding their own experiences

After being diagnosed with generalized anxiety disorder and panic disorder in 2018, I had to start taking medication for my mental health. Both the physical and mental side effects were brutal, and since my psychiatrist often wasn’t available, I ended up in the emergency room multiple times while trying to find the right medication. The process of finding the right prescription took months. During the wait, I realized my psychiatrist’s lack of availability is a symptom of a much larger problem — mental health services aren’t prioritized in the same way physical health services are.

Teaching others about healthy body image taught me self-love lessons of my own

I’m not finished with my journey, but I can still help others on their own

The pandemic forced me to juggle odd jobs. I’m still learning how to balance them all.

As a recent graduate, I didn’t expect to be here, but I’m proud of myself for navigating it

I self-isolate when I’m struggling. But it’s when I need friends the most.

Over the years, I’ve found that spending time with positive friends is critical to my well-being