Hello World. You may already know me; or at least, think you do.
I am a daughter of a parent who is experiencing depression.
I am a student in the MSW program at the University of Southern California.
I am passionate about mental health and how mental illness impacts the family system.
I am also an older sister, a friend, an intellect, and an avid runner.
I have contemplated starting this blog for some time now. You see, beginning a new project isn’t as easy as it looks. There is an amount of risk involved; risk of placing myself, both my personal life & thoughts, out here in the blogosphere without a guarantee that there will be success. Luckily, I am a risk taker when I know that growth and opportunity will be experienced from this new beginning.
This blog’s foundation will be an integration of my personal experiences of being a child of a parent with a mental illness and the insights that I continue to develop in my graduate education. This blog will also provide the platform for me to share my voice regarding current mental health and social work topics that arise in the media.