I have worked as a board-certified music therapist in mental health for five years, all while dealing with my own challenges. I write about my own experiences with mental health because shame and stigma thrive in secrecy. Healing and acceptance lie in openness.
As a music therapist, I believe in one thing: that music gives life meaning. As I tell my story, I may also slip in some tips of how you can use music to enhance your mental health. I relate parts of my journey to songs, and I keep a running playlist of them for you to enjoy as you embark on yours. You may find that here. I suggest you check it out, and listen as you read!
Whether you struggle with your own mental health issues, or you know someone who does, I want you to know that you are not alone. This blog is a safe place. If you agree, I invite you to follow me on twitter, instagram, facebook, and tumblr, and to share its content with others that you think it may help.
My writing has also been published on The Mighty.