Please welcome new blogger, Erika!
Erika is a college student with a passion for mental health advocacy. This passion stems from hir experiences as both a consumer with mental illness and as the loved one of those with a variety of mental health and substance abuse issues. Ze is particularly interested in mental health issues within the LGBTQ+ community and mental health issues among children and young adults. Hir writing can be found throughout the mental health blogesphere, including popular postings at The Mindstorm (written by parent advocate Chrisa Hickey) and the official blog of best-selling author and Pulitzer Prize finalist Pete Early. Erika has also been involved with a variety of mental health non-profits throughout hir time in the community. When not blogging and advocating, Erika can be found snuggling with hir cats, reading obscure medical literature, and pondering her next move.