I am honored to announce my first guest piece to appear on this site. Erika (who has requested that I withhold her last name) is a 21-year-old woman with an inspiring story of recovery from addiction. She also lives with mental illness. An incredible 35% of people living with mental illness have an addiction disorder. Her story is one of such hope that I couldn't wait to share it with you. Please help me welcome Erika to the site, and thank her for her bravery and wisdom..
If you struggle with addiction or mental health issues or a combination of the two, please know that you are not alone. Help is available. Recovery is real and it is possible.
Click the photo to read more of Erika's story.