Hi guys; my name is Maddy. Before we get into the deeper stuff, let’s cover all of the basics: I have lots of pets – a dog (German Shepherd Lab mix), three cats, and two rats. I like to write (not just blogs, mostly novels and songs), and I enjoy playing clarinet. I love musical theatre, and I think that getting into a musical is the best therapy there is (if you have any suggestions, please leave a comment). But, anyway, what am I doing writing about mental health?

As I said on my Home page, I am a second year psychology major at the University of New Hampshire, but that’s just the tip of the iceberg, as they say. I’m really interested in mental health because I have been dealing with mental illness myself recently. I can’t claim tons of experience or to know what each of you are going through, I’m just here to tell you that you’re not alone. Maybe I’m trying to feel less alone, too.

Sometimes, writing out what I feel helps me understand myself better, so I invite you guys to write what you’re feeling, too. Maybe we can connect the dots and make sense of it all, who knows?