Katie Maylea – Mental Health Awareness Campaigner and Advocate Blogger
A Journey To Hope – Katie Houghton
As someone that has had a long, hard battle with mental health issues I understand that sometimes it feels that things will never get better. That you will never have a normal life and join all those other people that you just watch getting on with their lives while wondering how the hell they do it.
As someone that has battled with self-harm, anorexia, bipolar, numerous hospital admissions and a fight with the system to get the correct help I understand that this path sometimes seems impossible and you just can’t see that it will possibly get any better. It can. One foot in front of the other, one day at a time and the day will come that you will be glad that you never gave up.
I am extremely passionate about raising awareness of mental health issues and helping people to know that they are not on their own and that it is ok to speak about mental health and ask for help.
I have written a BOOK called In Bloom Not Broken which is my own personal journey through mental illness.
I wanted to write a raw, honest book with no heirs and graces to really show what it is like inside the mind of someone struggling with mental illness and so I have added many diary entries, written at the time of struggling with anorexia, depression and also bipolar mania with psychotic features.
I want to show others with this book that they are not alone in the feelings they are experiencing which can often feel shameful and live in secret, only making the feelings worse.
You can find it here:
UK : Buy My Book Here
US: Buy My book Here
I am a firm believer that sometimes the smallest of things can make a big difference.
Mental health campaigner.
I aim to raise awareness of mental health issues, share my story and things I have learned along the way to hopefully make people feel less alone and know that recovery (to whatever extent that is to the individual personally) is possible, we just have to keep fighting and not give up, because there is always hope.
I am a mental health campaigner and so get involved wherever possible in raising awareness on mental health and speak openly about my experiences in the media as well as blogging and vlogging. Please see the menu bar to see these other sections of my website and to have a look at what I have been up to!
I also send “Happy post” free to those struggling with mental illness.
I do this in the hope that it will make someone feel less alone who is really struggling with their mental health as it can be extremely lonely and not everyone has a big support network. It can sometimes feel no one understands and I believe that sometimes it is the little things that make a difference when it feels like someone else understands and can offer some hope.
You can see more about this and how to request Happy Post HERE
Feel free to follow me on Twitter HERE
This website is sponsored by Steve Sharkey who’s blog you can see HERE
He has not only allowed this website to happen but also helped me tremendously with happy post stamps and I am truly grateful for his kindness ♡
You can follow this amazing human and fellow mental health advocate on Twitter HERE ♡♡