My name is Vanessa, I am 25 years old from the Derby in the East Midlands, UK.

I love writing especially about things close to my heart and this is where this blog began, I decided that I wanted to raise awareness and try to stamp out the stigma. I have suffered with mental health since the age of 14 and is something I try to deal with every day.

I am just a normal girl living with mental health issues trying to get through each day as it comes.

I have a huge passion for making a difference to those who need it, such as those with depression, anxiety and all types of mental illness.