If you've been reading here any length of time, then you probably know that mental health is a topic near and dear to my heart. Mental illness runs in my family, and it's something I manage on a daily basis. If you'd like a bit of a backstory, I discuss these things in detail, written last year. 

A little summary: I had panic attacks as a kid, and then it morphed into generalized anxiety and depression. I've been to several therapists, have been on and off medication, and recently decided to go back on because I couldn't get myself together a couple months ago. I've been back on for about a month again and am feeling much better. I have a degree in Human Development and have worked in an outpatient drug rehab and in a group home. Helping others has helped in my own healing.

May is mental health awareness month and every Friday in May, I will be discussing a topic related to mental health. 

It's my hope that I can spread awareness in any small way that I can. It isn't easy to talk or write about, but since I have a platform, why not? There is still such a stigma surrounding this issue and putting some focus on it will hopefully help in tearing down those walls that keep people from speaking out.

I've never done a series like this before, and I hope you don't mind delving deeper with me in between my usual style and beauty posts! Hey, we're multi-faceted right? Feel free to email me with any personal stories if you feel too shy to publicly comment. I'm always here to talk.

NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness)

National Suicide Prevention Hotline

Have a great weekend 💗


  1. I think it's SO great that you are discussing this issue and are sharing your own experiences and I have no doubt your series will be helpful to others who are struggling with the same/similar issues. I will definitely be reading along with every post to learn more!
    Gina || On the Daily Express

    1. Thank you Gina! Your support and friendship means a lot :)

  2. love this idea...thanks for sharing and helping to spread awareness/reduce stigma. xo

  3. Thank you for continuing to raise awareness on mental health Noelle. I always do my best to do the same. Mental health issues are very near to me and my family as well. It’s a daily struggle so I understand completely


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