Hello my new friends!
My name is Katelin. I have bipolar disorder and something called Asperger’s Syndrome, which is a mild form of autism. Two “mental illnesses.” The reason I am starting this blog is because something has been bothering me lately. It’s this simple but nagging thought:
The way we talk about mental illness needs to change.
We? Yes, we. Or at least me and the people I see around me.
I’m not sure what I’m doing with this blog, but I know what’s on my heart, I know who I am and why I am who I am, and I know I need to get this out there. I believe that as someone who has not one but two “invisible illnesses” I have some insight for parents of newly diagnosed children or those with mental illnesses themselves. I want to tell you why I hate the term “mental illness” and why I use the ugly term anyway. I want to tell you everything, but I can’t all in one post.
This is my life, and I invite you to it. May you find in it that we are all unique and wonderfully made on the inside, all deserving of respect and love.