Blog Posts by katia30200@gmail.com

#NEDAwareness Week: Lessons from Recovery

I stare at the walls of my room, covered in pictures yet somehow appearing blanker than ever before. Nights have always been comforting, a time where I am guaranteed to be alone and can linger aimlessly into nothingness. I am numb. The sound of my stomach growling is a lullaby to my ears, only to…

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The more we talk, the more normal it gets

Last week, I wrote about why I started an Active Minds chapter at my high school. I wanted to follow up to tell you about Lucia, a 14-year-old who began coming to our meetings. Lucia is shy, has braces, and is only a freshman. Even so, she volunteered to give a speech about mental health…

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My name is Katia and I’m a senior in high school…

My name is Katia and I’m a senior in high school. Life is really good for me now, but two years ago that wasn’t the case. At the time, I was struggling with an eating disorder and spent time in a hospital to get the help I needed. I’m so grateful for my recovery. I…

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