Welcome, I’m Heidi. Thank you for taking time to visit my blog.
As a woman of color who has faced sexual abuse, eating disorders, been diagnosed with bipolar disorder, PTSD, anxiety, and being a suicide survivor, I am well aware of the challenges mental illnesses present when trying to maneuver throughout the world as we know it. The social and cultural stigmas I have and still do experience, constantly remind me how much work still needs to be done in order to improve the negative perceptions people have towards mental illnesses, other health-related matters, or lifestyles. My personal experiences led me to develop this blog.
I hope you enjoy my posts and we can learn from one another. I truly believe the healing process is a lifelong journey. Please join me on this journey of healing. Mine is just beginning.
I am a mental health advocate, author, mother, daughter, sister, and wife. I hold a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology and pursuing my Master of Science degree in Clinical Psychology. I reluctantly made the transition from working 16 years in corporate America to working in the field of mental health. My fears held me back from pursuing my passion and life purpose until I finally decided to take control of my mental illnesses and life.
Against all odds, I have and will continue to face my fears in an effort to help others face theirs. I choose to no longer live in the past, but instead accept all that I am, all I am not, my challenges, strengths, and weaknesses. My experiences, positive or negative have only empowered me to be who I am today. I am thankful for my son. If not for him, I would not be here today.
(The Liebster Award is an award of recognition; designed to support a blogger’s outreach efforts within the community)
Guest contributor to Stigma Fighters. Founded by Sarah Fader, Stigma Fighters is a mental health non-profit organization dedicated to helping real people living with mental illnesses.
(“The Mystery Blogger Award is an award for amazing bloggers with ingenious posts. Their blog not only captivates; it inspires and motivates. They are one of the best out there, and they deserve every recognition they get. This award is also for bloggers who find fun and inspiration in blogging, and they do it with so much love and passion.”
Created by Okoto Enigma.)
(This award was created by Miss Maggie over at Dreaming of Guatemala! And she says: “This is an award for the absolutely wonderful writers all across the blogging world. They have beautiful blogs, are kind and lovely, and always find a way to add happiness and laughter to the lives of their readers. That is what truly defines an awesome blogger.”)
© 2017 Heidi Sullivan-Inyama