Counselor Takes Over Insta Stories

This week for #freeyourmindfriday, Taylor Harvey, the mental health warrior behind Instagram’s @thelotusproject_, took over our Insta stories to talk about stopping the stigma surrounding mental illness. Check out her story below!
I began my fight with depression and anxiety in 2016 when I was 22 years old. I can’t even count the number of different programs, therapies, and medications that I have tried over the past 4 years. There were many times that I didn’t want to be on this earth anymore.
But I’m glad I am still here.
I finally found the right doctors, the right medications, and the right therapist. I began opening up about things I never opened up about before. I have a new apartment in a new city with 2 new cats. And a new boyfriend. I almost missed all that.
My passion has always been mental health. I want to stop the stigma associated with mental illness. I do that through my blog and through my work now as a mental health counselor.