My name is Emma Pratt. I live in Ottawa, Ontario and I am 23 years old. 

When I was 13 I started cutting myself.

When I was 16 I was first diagnosed with depression.

When I was 18 I was diagnosed with a generalized anxiety disorder.

When I was 19 I developed an eating disorder.

I have spent my life learning about myself and my mental health, including working in the field of mental health as a social service worker. Sometimes I struggle to find words to talk to people about how I’m feeling; so I write about them instead. If anything speaks to you, or you have your own mental health story and want to talk, feel free to shoot me a message, I’d love to chat!