Hi there! My name’s Maddi, and I write the My Bitter Insanity blog.  I have depression, general anxiety, and OCD, and my journey has cleverly avoided keywords like ‘easy,’ ‘reasonable,’ and ‘consistent.’ I’m super duper passionate about mental health advocacy and my blog. (And I’m really glad you’re here!)

I’m a huge music fan and spend a lot of time singing and listening to music, I went to university for vocal music until I got sick and had to take a pause on school.

I’m a big animal lover and I’m a super big supporter of pets for mental wellness, as long as it works for you! I have two cats and a dog and I know that my pets have helped me so much while they’ve been in my life and I’m so lucky so see these adorable, loving faces everyday!

Family is incredibly important to me, and I am very lucky to have an amazing group of people that I call my family. They have supported me through think and thin and I would do literally anything for them in return.

Because I’m sick, I spend a lot of my time right now at home and struggling to keep up with life, but when I’m feeling good, I like to be outdoors and I’m working to get back to that.  In the meantime, I’ve been enjoying discovering new recipes to cook or bake and learning about entry-level web design!

While I fight through life and recovery now, I’m looking forward to being able to head back to school and pursue a career in community mental healthcare. I’d love to help build a more effective system to help our peers in need!

I hope that you’ll stick around and join in the conversation about mental health! Comment on new posts, follow me on Twitter, sign up for my email list, or send me a message below to get involved.

I’ll see you around!

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