We were so excited to have Julia Paxton, who’s been featured on the Today Show, take over our insta stories this week. See a small piece of her story below.
I am a social work student at Ohio State University and a patient advocate with Nationwide Children’s Hospital. I have struggled with mental illness from a very young age, and I reached a breaking point during my senior year of high school. I was hospitalized a couple of times for suicidal ideation and received treatment for months after that. Therapy has saved my life countless times and I now am living in remission and freedom.
I became passionate about sharing my story once and I made it to the other side. I want people who are struggling to know that it is possible to get better and find freedom. I plan on working in behavioral health with children, specifically in a crisis or inpatient setting when I graduate. My life has become a relentless movement forward and a dedication to being the hopeful.