My friend Amy White is a coach and mental wellness advocate. Amy writes the blog Far From Paradise, sharing the lessons, challenges, insights and heartache, as well as her own personal healing journey, following her son’s mental health crisis. She hopes that her story about fighting stigma, navigating the mental health services maze and focusing on her own emotional healing will provide a beacon of hope and light for those who are working to support a loved one or themselves on the path of mental wellness.
This month Amy hosted a Caregivers in the Spotlight series and asked me to share a bit about my experiences growing up in a family with addiction and mental illness. I love the work that Amy is doing to pull the covers back on mental illness and shifting the paradigm to mental wellness.
I am honored to my story and some of the self care strategies I have learned along the way.
Join me over at Amy’s blog:
Please share Amy’s blog with anyone you know who may need some mental health support, resources and advocacy.