Lindsay Wheeler, MSW, is a mental illness survival writer, speaker, and advocate, challenging readers to consider depression, bipolar disorder, eating disorders, pain, and overcoming through a new lens. Passionate about seeing dialogues around mental illness become more open and accepted, Lindsay challenges stigma unapologetically and through radical transparency. Her story offers valuable insight into what owning one's diagnosis publicly can look like, the contagion of openness, and how accepting oneself as a work in progress can translate into survival.
My writings and communications reflect my experiences only and every situation is different. I am not a doctor and cannot give medical advice or advice about medication, only what has happened to me, which may lead to a vastly different experience for you. If you are depressed, thinking of harming yourself, wanting to start or change medications, or otherwise feel you need help, I urge you to reach out to a doctor or other professional for assistance and advice.